- Tea Knowledge
This simple gong fu cha cup, with a shallow cone shape, features hand-painted swimming tadpoles, seen from above in blue, and a single blue line around its base. A lovely addition to any gong fu cha set.
Why is the cup so small?
This cup is designed for the traditional Chinese tea preparation (gong fu cha). The tea is steeped for a short time in a small teapot and served in tiny cups (cha bei).
The same leaves are infused multiple times, and the flavour changes with each infusion. This procedure maximises the aroma of the tea, revealing its subtle nuances.