Starry Nights in Bulang - Dai cup series
This cup series is composed of 2 unique pieces, totally handmade using natural red clay from Bùlǎng tea mountain 布朗山, Menghai county, mixed with sand from Mekong river to improve the molding performance.
Bulang is one of the most famous mountains for Pu'er tea production, and it harbors the ancient trees forests of world-renowned tea areas like Manxinlong, Laoman'e, and Laobanzhang, the King of pu'er tea.
After being shaped, the cups were baked twice at a temperature of 1280-1300°C, giving it a smooth surface, and glazed with Bulang mountain soil and ashes from local forest herbs and grass. The 100 ml cup was wood fired thrice in the kiln for 3 days and 3 nights at a temperature of 1300-1380°C. These cups treasure the flavors and fragrances of Bulang mountain, and their multi-colored glaze makes the dark clay shine, recalling the brightness of a thousand stars in the cool nights of Bulang.
Full Capacity: 140 ml
Usage Capacity: 110 ml
Net Weight: 145 gr
Diameter: 73 mm
Height: 60 mm
Full Capacity: 160 ml
Usage Capacity: 120 ml
Net Weight: 126 gr
Diameter: 78 mm
Height: 55 mm
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
Rest of the World
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Italy we ship through BRT. In Europe and US we ship through DHL Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a BRT point where to collect your package, for shipments Europe you can choose a UPS point, and for the US you can choose a DHL service point. In Asia we use EMS.
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邱老师 Qiu Laoshi's work
Dai-minority traditional teaware
We met Qiu Laoshi in 2016, when he was managing a kiln in Jinghong city center with a good team of students from the local university.
Few years ago he purchased a typical Dai house with an ample courtyard, surrounded by a lush vegetation; he renewed it and he now lives there together with his wife and an iron-made apprentice that can follow his impressive, enthusiastic pace.
Every year at the end of the dry season he tours his favorite pu’er mountains to collect their soil: he uses the local minerals to create series of Dai pottery dedicated to each mountain, reproducing the chemical composition - hence the hue - of each terroir.
Into the artist's studio
Have a glimpse into the studio of Qiu Laoshi and learn about his way of tea and clay in our latest blog article. We met the artist once again to present his work and his philosophy in the most intimate and deep way possible, to allow everyone who got enticed by his pieces to understand their true nature and the hidden value of his creations.
His creations share the natural beauty of locally sourced soils, and are identified by the artist's unique signature.