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Ru Glaze Gongfu Tea Tasting Set

Ru Glaze Gongfu Tea Tasting Set


Full Tea Tasting Set

The creamy blue of the distinctive Ru glaze was first pioneered in the Song Dynasty to evoke the sky. Now, the master craftspeople at the Jie Feng studio in Dehua fire these Ru pieces at over 1100 degrees celsius to bring back this song dynasty tradition. 

This set comes with a gaiwan, a pitcher and strainer, all a pleasure to hold and a beautiful contrast to the color of tea, especially as they crackle over time.

For cups, this set pairs fine Longquan Porcelain aroma cup sets so that you can appreciate the aroma of your tea with every brew session, in a stunning contrasting yellow.

Materials: Ru Yao stoneware, Longquan porcelain, bamboo

Pitcher Capacity: 240 ml

Gaiwan Capacity: 150 ml

Cup Capacity: 60 ml

Includes: gaiwan, (2) aroma cup sets with saucers, pitcher, stainer

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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