Symbols of health, longevity, and good fortune abound on this beautiful Chinese tea cup. Everything from the hanzi for fortune, to the lotus blossoms and koi swimming around the lid are there to wish you a fortuitous day, and a long, happy life.
Tea cups, or tea bowls, as they are sometimes called, were the original form of teaware; for thousands of years before the invention of the tea pot, tea was brewed in individual servings, in single cups. This tradition is carried on today all across the world, and indeed is the favoured mode of tea-drinking everywhere from China, where it all got started, to places as diverse as Japan, England, India, and the USA!
There is nothing easier or more comforting than a single cup of tea, brewed just for you, in your very own cup.
The covered tea cup is a traditional vessel for brewing and drinking tea, and may or may not have a strainer to filter the leaves out. This one has both a strainer and a European-inspired handle for your convenience.
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Chinese Tea Cup holds 10 oz. of liquid and is lead free. Also, cup is food and microwave safe. One 6″ by 4.5″, Chinese Tea Cup Set includes mug, lid, and matching porcelain strainer. One Good Fortune, Chinese Tea Cup, blue.