Pao-the Han, a Taiwanese architectural scholar, He wrote a book, named "Beauty starts with a teacup". Since then, we know that understanding and discovering beauty can also begin with the tea cup. And tea cup is an important tool for drinking tea.
First of all, as we all know, the manufacturing technology of Chinese tea cups is very complex and challenging.
The Chinese tea cup inherited in the history of Chinese ceramics in the development of a variety of advantages, from the embryo, forming, drawing, material, glazing, color, firing technology is the most consummate.
In addition, Chinese tea cups also have the characteristics of using exquisite porcelain, designing beautiful and elegant shapes, choosing colorful flowers, all of which help to enhance its dual value of practicality and artistry, so they are also good gifts.
Secondly, there are many styles of Chinese tea cups. Different teas match different cups. Our Chinese tea cups in this series are tall cups with handles and holders.
They have the following advantages:
1. Our Chinese tea cup is made of high-temperature porcelain. In order to accurately show the color of the tea, the inner wall of the tea cup is mainly warm white. Some cups are equipped with tea strainer, which are convenient for those who do not want to eat tea leaves.
2. Our Chinese tea cup has a classic shape. The cup shape is soft, beautiful and graceful or strong. The clay glaze is as dense as jade and does not absorb water, which is conducive to the expression of tea fragrance.
3. The design of the handle makes it comfortable to hold and take. The rim of cup is silky and smooth, and the lips feel comfortable. The thickness of the cup is moderate, and it has a certain heat preservation effect, which can make the tea leaves fragrant for a long time.
In a word, our Chinese tea cup is healthy, practical and beautiful. Although the production cost is high, technology for making it is very complexity, the carcass is neat, light, warm, transparent and pure, which is very suitable for tea tasting.
Four True meanings when drink Chinese tea with Chinese Tea Cups
Chinese sado has "four true meanings": harmony, peacefulness, joyfulness and truth. Harmony is the core essence of sado, peacefulness is the only way to learn about Chinese sado, joyfulness is the state of mind in the process of practicing sado, and truth is the ultimate pursuit of sado.
Chinese sado has integrated the thinking of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Confucianism insists on "doctrine of mean", regarding that the proper "harmony" is just the right. Taoism’s "harmony” means that govern by doing nothing that is against nature. Harmony is in all tea matters for all the time. Making tea is particular about putting moderate tea; well-distributing tea; drinking tea in humble; and tasting tea with closed eyes and harmonious integration of heart and soul.
Peacefulness had been upheld by Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Lao-tzu the founder of Taoism once said: "the world is originally in empty and peace, and that is the reason why everything can exist". Another celebrity of Taoism, Zhuang-tzu Said "saint's heart is full of peacefulness and it can mirror the world". Buddhist Zen also regards sitting in peacefulness and meditation as an important course for understanding Buddhist theory. From ancient time to now, peacefulness has been the path to practice tea ceremony for all walks of life. Peacefulness can help people learn about man's heart and character as well as themselves, therefore there is no shortcut to reach the gorgeous state of sado but peacefulness.
Chinese sado is appreciated by all walks of life. There is no limitation on social status and people from different cultural background have different goal on it. The core of the nobility's sado is rested in the "rare and expensive tea" aiming at showing off and pretending to be elegant and well-educated. Scholars and poems pay much attention to the "charm of tea", aiming to express certain feeling on tea and stimulating their thoughts. Buddhism emphasizes the "merits of tea" with the purpose of refreshing and understanding the Buddhist allegorical world. With the goal of tasting tea and preserving people's healthy, sado of Taoism emphasizes the "efficacy of tea. People have their own sados. However, the ultimate goal is to obtain joyfulness from it.
True is the starting point of Chinese sado and also its ultimate pursuit. It requires true tea with true fragrance and true taste, true pottery and true porcelain, and real mountains and real rivers. "The true, the good, and the beautiful". Treat guests true respect, take the truth, and feel the true joyfulness. Every part of sado includes making tea, serving tea, tasting tea and serving tea biscuits, to reach a state of true feeling combinating of tea and friends.
About Chinese Tea Cups
Chinese tea cups are containers utilized for drinking, they usually have a handle. Chinese tea cups are an essential part for tea; for our daily use and for entertaining purposes. If you like the natural color and texture of Chinese tea cups, here are range of it which great gifts for friends, families or yourself. We have large selection of Chinese tea cups, also look great on your shelf or desk, simply search through the website to find the Chinese porcelain tea cups you like.
Chinese Tea Cups, which not only have practical value, but also possess the beauty of artistic. And of course it has a kind of beautiful modelling.
Of course, just as we all know that the technology for making it is very complexity with high challenge. Usually, it need to be calcinated 4 times: one is for biscuiting, second is for glaze firing, the third if for redden firing, and the forth is for golden firing. The Chinese tea cups is very famous for its unique traits. Such as its thickness just as pieces of paper, its transparent like a mirror, its white color is just as Chinese jade and also the light cup body. In addition, the Chinese tea cups also have the feature of adopting exquisite porcelain, designing for the beautiful and elegant shape, choosing colorful flower surface. And all of which is contributed to its unique, even the dual valuation of practical and artistic. It is inevitably the greatest gifts for collecting or sending to your friends.
Among all the Chinese tea cups, The number one is absolutely the red porcelain----the treasure of Huaxia. It is no doubt a kind of dream of ceramics for thousand yeas, is also a symbol of high ability of appreciation. So it is a kind of collecting artistic type with high value of appreciation and practical, offering only the people with good tasty.
Moreover, the China red porcelain is fired by the red porcelain, bone porcelain, and the jade porcelain, which make it exquisite in quality and precious in value. The Chinese tea cups with wide variety has many unique but elegant types. And also many pictures could be drawn on the cups, such as landscapes, flowers, birds, poems, figures, names and etc. On this condition, it is not only a rare works of artistic, but a beautiful commodities, applicable for home displaying, collecting, and even serving as gift. So the Chinese tea cups is especially for the people with high-taste, as it is no wonder the best gift for your friends in some special condition, for example, saying thanks, sending bless, being friends, foreign affairs, promotion, retire, taking office, house warming, opening ceremony, birthday party, wedding, and even as the gifts for congratulating festival.
How to Choose the Right Chinese Tea Cup?
1. Choose the shape of the cup according to the type of tea you like. For those who like to drink scented tea, choose high and deep cups, which can store fragrance and have a long aftertaste. For those who like to drink black tea, choose a large cup or cup with a shallow mouth. The tea soup can dissipate heat quickly, can be drunk freely, and it is convenient to watch the beauty of the soup color.
2. Choose the size of the cup according to the size of your hand. If the diameter of the cup is too large, it is not easy to hold it. It is heavy and clumsy to use it. If the cup is too high, its center of gravity is unstable, and it blocks the color of the tea soup. If the cup is too small, the tea will overflow, and the cup will be too hot to hold.
3. Choose the shape of the cup mouth according to the tea drinking posture you are used to. The cup mouth is restrained and needs to be raised to drink at one time. For people with poor cervical vertebra, it is better to choose a straight cup with short barrel.
4. Choose the thickness of the cup wall according to the way you are accustomed to drinking tea. If the cup wall is thin, it is suitable to drink while hot. If the cup wall is thick, it has a good heat insulation effect. The tea soup has a good heat preservation effect, which is more suitable for winter.
How do you use Chinese Tea Cups?
To drink tea from a Chinese tea cup, first boil water, and then warm the cup according to the size of the cup, which is generally divided into two types: large cup and small cup. Then pour tea leaves, wash the tea leaves , pour out the water, and then add water to make tea.
If the cup is equipped with tea Strainer, you can remove the tea Strainer to prevent the tea from soaking for too long. Finally, taste the tea carefully.
Here's How to Warm Cup and Brew Tea?
For a large Chinese tea cup, you can hold the kettle with your right hand, turn your wrist counterclockwise to make the water flow along the inner wall of the tea cup, and the water will be cut off when it reaches about 1/3 of the tea cup, and put the kettle back to its original place. Then, hold the lower part of the cup with your right hand, hold the bottom of the cup with your left hand, turn your right wrist counterclockwise, and move your hands together to fully contact each part of the cup with the boiled water. After washing, pour the boiled water into the waste water container.
For small tea cups, first connect the teacups in a straight line or semicircle, lift the teapot with your right hand, and fill each small tea cup with boiling water using the round trip pouring method or the circular pouring method. The inside and outside of the teacup should be scalded with boiling water, and then put the teapot back.
Next, place one side of a teacup in a nearby cup, hook the bottom of the cup with your ring finger to make it rotate, so that the inner and outer walls of the teacup placed on the top are in contact with the boiling water, and then put the tea cup back to its original place. In this way, warm wash each teacup until the last teacup is warm washed, gently shake the warm water in the cup for several times, and then pour out the water.
The brewing technique is to lift the kettle with the right hand, turn the wrist counterclockwise, and let the water flow into the teapot or cup along the inner wall of the teapot or cup mouth.
If the kettle is heavy, you can take the tea towel with both hands, place it on the fingers of your left hand, lift the kettle with your right hand, and put the tea towel on the bottom of the kettle with your left hand. Turn your right wrist counterclockwise to let the water flow into the teapot or teacup along the inner wall of the teapot or tea cup.