Chinese tea cup mould made in Yixing city 宜兴市, eastern China from the famous Zisha or purple clays/sands. Purple/brown colour will mature well with regular use and age to give a warm lustre. The clay comes from Mr. Ge's stores so is ideally suited to pair with many of our YiXing teapots which are made by this artist and his wife Mrs. Shen.
These Ping Zini 紫泥 or purple clay tea cups are ideal for all tea types especially darker tea such as Puerh, black tea, and darker oolong teas.
Artist: Mr Ge 葛二麟
Yixing, Jiangsu 宜兴市江苏省
Located in the eastern province of Jiangsu 江苏省, Yixing is renowned for its Zisha 紫砂 purple clay. The surrounding hills, including the famous Huang Long mountain 黄龙山, are where this highly-prized mineral rich rock is sourced. Yixing purple clay is used for making the Unesco-recognised teapots, as well as wide cooking pots and flower pots (especially for orchids).