This traditional asian-style teacup is handmade from high quality chinese celadon ware, and is fired in a special process which gives the teacup its special, unique surface structure.
What is special is that the cracks in the structure change slightly in color everytime hot water is used with the pot and cups. The color change is very subles in various tones like soft golds. Each cup features a symbol on the ground, which has a special meaning in asian culture: The turtle represents longevity, the fish symbolizes wealth, the five petal flower means strength and health and the sunflower symbolizes peace.
The cups are perfectly suitable for the chinese tea ceremony of Gong Fu Cha. Gong Fu Cha literally means "tea prepared with great skill". Drinking tea in this enjoyable way developed in China during the Ming Dynasty. Typical for this ceremony are very small, handle-less teacups and a small sized pot. The small pot always guarantees fresh tea because the content is only enough for a few cups, so fresh hot water must be used for each new round.
Not suitable for microwave or dishwasher.