Tian Dao Chou Qin Yixing Teacup

110 mL

A tall rounded yixing teacup made with black yixing clay and painted in gold calligraphy. Great for serving family and friends.


16 in stock

A tall rounded yixing teacup made with black-colored yixing clay and painted in gold calligraphy with the saying tian dao chou qin, or “God rewards hard work,” expressing optimism that your efforts will yield a good harvest. Here, it’s also a reminder to reward yourself with a well-earned cup of tea. Capacity 110mL..

Part of a matching set with our Tian Dao Chou Qin Yixing Teapot, sold separately. Also comes in two other designs as the Golden Lotus Yixing Teacup and Little Monk Yixing Teacup.

About Yixing Clay 

Yixing clay comes from Yixing County in Jiangsu Province. This type of clay is prized for its high levels of iron. Many variants of yixing clay with different characters are sourced from different-colored layers in the soil. Natural colors include various shades and gradients of red, yellow, and purple-brown. The black color results from the addition of silicon carbide to the clay, a natural coloration technique used since the beginning of the 20th century.

Like all of our yixing clay products, this cup is unglazed. The natural clay remains its original color. Yixing clay absorbs aromas easily, so just rinse it off with boiling water instead of washing with soap.