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Purple Gilded Aroma Cup Set

Purple Gilded Aroma Cup Set


Crafted By Xiang Fu

This elegant aroma cup set is hand made in Longquan and completed with a bamboo saucer. These new designs represent the latest from Xiang Fu, and their line of gilded gaiwans & cups were celebrated with great excitement when they premiered at the autumn Xiamen Tea Expo in 2015. These are designed for serious tea lovers - from the wen xiang bei"s innovative interior flare to the bright white interiors, these pieces are built to make it easier than ever to appreciate your favorite teas.

  • Technical Specifications

    • apprx. Capacity : 60 ml
    • hand made : entirely
    • kiln location : longquan
    • firing temp : 1200°C
    • cup diameter : 6.3 cm
    • cup height : 3.6 cm
    • aroma cup diameter : 3.8 cm
    • aroma cup height : 6 cm
    • saucer length : 13.2 cm
    • saucer : bamboo

    What is an aroma cup, and how do you use it?

    Aroma cups – also known as fragrance cups, or wen xiang bei – are simply designed to capture a tea’s aroma to make it easier to appreciate your brew’s fragrance.  Their unique shape makes them ideal for appreciating especially aromatic teas, which makes them popular to use with Anxi Tieguanyin and rolled oolong teas.

    How to Use Aroma Cups

    Pour your tea into the tall aroma cup.

    Take the paired sipping cup, and place it upside-down on top of the aroma cup.


    This next step can be a little tricky to master, but is always fun to share with friends: flipping the aroma cup!  

    Carefully pick up the aroma cup and sipping cup. Grip both together firmly, and then flip the whole thing over in one smooth, fluid motion.


    Flip Tip: f you’re not feeling confident, try practicing first with room temperature water until you feel comfortable.

    You can also simply pour tea from the tall aroma cup into your sipping cup. 


    Finally, lift the aroma cup up to allow the tea to pour into the sipping cup.  With the tea poured out, the fragrance of your brew lingers and stays behind in the aroma cup.

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