Wood Fired "Ip Man" Custom Jianzhan Teacup 50ml
All good teaware should have a story behind it. These beautiful cups are no exception. Rumor has it that these cups were commissioned as gifts for the cast and crew of the movie "Ip Man". Each one has the name of the movie: "叶功夫" "Ye Gong Fu" carved into the bottom. These were extras made during the wood firing.
Jianzhan is the original custom teaware. With a history nearly a thousand years old this gorgeous glazed clay teaware from Fujian was designed exclusively to enhance the experience of drinking tea. The iron rich glaze creates unique patterns. No two are ever the same. The long history of this teaware is truly fascinating.
There is a magic that happens with tea in these cups. The iron content works to soften the water and enhance the experience. Some people claim these cups cheat; the difference can be that noticeable. When we're analyzing teas for purchase we can't use these cups. They make everything taste better.
Jianzhan tea cups are in general thicker and heavier than other clay cups. These are no exception. These cups are dense and feel great in the hand. They are high fired and made from naturally sourced glazes. They will be an amazing addition to your tea ware collection!
These tea cup holds 50ml and measure 6cm Wide x 5.5cm Tall. The glaze used in these cups was blended by hand from the old JIanzhan glaze sources. The glaze isn't available anymore.
Jianzhan is notoriously difficult to photograph. We did our best with these product shots. There's such a range of color and light interactions that we tried to capture them in different poses and light sources. These cups never disappoint when you hold them in your hand.
These cups are entirely handmade and each are unique. The one you get will be similar to those photographed but may have some variations in color and pattern.
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