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Chinese Tea Cups – Lotus on Blue Tea Cup

$12.99

SKU: 2240 color: Bluesize: 6"country: China Categories: , . Tags: , .

The lotus is a classic symbol of purity and enlightenment. Being one of the Eight Buddhist Symbols, it is a common motif in Chinese art. The dark blue background of this Chinese tea cup encourages calm and relaxation.

There is nothing easier or more comforting than a single cup of tea, brewed just for you, in your very own cup.

In the beginning, tea cups had no handles (that’s why they are also called tea bowls!), and that’s still the way it is for the most part, in China and Japan. They say that it is so that you know when the tea is cool enough to drink: If the cup doesn’t burn your fingers, the tea won’t burn your mouth! But in Europe, they liked to drink their tea much, much hotter; hot enough to stir in sugar, and cooled with a splash of milk, and so it was in Germany that the first tea cup with a handle was created.

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 includes a strainer and a Euro-style handle.

While your tea steeps in this vibrant blue, Chinese Tea Cups enjoy the traditional lotus design and the aromatic scent. Give the Lotus on Blue Tea Cup to a friend and request Free Gift Wrapping during your checkout.

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Chinese Tea Cup holds 10 oz. of liquid and is lead free and food and microwave safe. One 6 by 4.5 inch, Chinese Tea Cup Set includes mug, lid, and matching porcelain strainer.
One Lotus on Blue, Chinese Tea Cup.