This is a beautiful and sturdy handmade, hand painted calligraphy, wood fired porcelain teacup from one of our partner studios in Jiangsu. The cups hold heat incredibly well, are very sturdy, and do not get hot to the touch for the thickness of the cups themselves. We find they are even cooler to the touch than many of our thicker cups from other purveyors.
The calligraphy on the cup is as follows... 寒夜客来茶当酒，竹炉汤沸火初红 , which loosely translates to “The cold night guests come to tea as wine, and the bamboo stove soup is boiling hot”
There is currently 1 available in our Boulder, CO inventory. More can be ordered— and shipping time is extended by 7 days.