This delicate cup is pure white in color, soft and comfortable to use. Its protruding edge gives a soft and mellow feeling when drinking a newly brewed tea, that almost feels like a gentle kiss.
This peculiar shape is inspired by the famous painting An Elegant Party (文会图 Wén huì tú), made by Emperor Song Huizong in 1100, Song Dynasty (960-1279). The painting represents a banquet between officials, and each guest has his own valet, who is in charge of preparing and serving tea. At that time, there was only green tea, which was powdered and mixed with water in order to obtain a uniform and dense liquor, sipped using pure ceramic bowls. This painting is a valuable record of the way tea was prepared and served in Song Dynasty, and this pure cup is a way to connect with the ancient way of brewing and tasting tea. Hold it in your hands, and feel the inviting spring flows along your palm.
In his first youth, he moved from his hometown in Hebei, nearby the famous ceramic district of Xingtai, to Jingdezhen, where he studied with the best masters to learn the traditional porcelain technique, that he combines with an innovative way to treat the raw materials. His parents tried to get him a stable job in the government, but nothing can keep him away from clay and travels.
This cup is a co-design between Da Juan and Eastern Leaves, to find the best match possible between the material's formula, the shapes, and our leaves.
Free shipment in Italy for orders above 59€, 89€ for European Countries. For Continental Europe, Canada and Unites States, free shipment above 99€/120USD; in the rest of the world, above 139 USD.
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.
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. 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.
In Europe and US we ship through TNT Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a TNT point where to collect your package, while for shipments in the US you can choose a UPS point. In Asia we use EMS.
Eastern Leaves’s Guarantee We guarantee the product will arrive securely as well as beautifully packed. While very rare, breakage in shipping can happen. In the unlikely event of breakage please contact us and we will replace the defected item with no additional charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a replacement or return.
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