Ru Yao Tian Qing Travel Tea Set

160 mL / 55 mL

A Ru Yao Tian Qing Travel Tea Set with teapot, four cups, tea caddy, draining tray, and cushioned carrying case. Beautiful gray-blue-green Ru Yao style Tian Qing glaze.

$95.00

3 in stock


This beautiful Ru Yao Tian Qing Travel Tea Set includes a tea pot, four matching cups, draining tray, and tea caddy. The pot is designed in the traditional Xi Shi “beautiful lady” tea pot style. This style is characterized by the upside-down handle, short spout, and rounded shape. The pot and cups are styled after ceramics from the famous lost Ru Yao kiln in the Song Dynasty.

The very thick glaze of the pot and cups has a silken finish and a crackled pattern. The distinctive pale gray-blue-green color of the glaze is known as Tian Qing. This was the favorite color of the Song Dynasty emperor Song Hui Zhong. Its pale translucence resembles the ethereal color of the sky right after rain, just before the sun shines through the dispersing clouds. The warm brown rims of the cups and pot lid contrast beautifully with this pale, cool color, as does the red stone bead of the pot’s lid.

The pot, cups, and tea caddy all fit neatly onto the set’s miniature wooden draining tray. The black ceramic tea caddy has a wrapped cloth lid and can hold any tea of your choice. A very well-insulated carrying case cushions the set when packed away. Each piece is securely stored in its own shaped foam compartment. This elegant tea service set can safely travel with you anywhere you’d like to make tea.