Jian Zhan Oil Drop You Di Tea Cup 油滴建盏
Jian Zhan cups are produced in Shui Ji town of Jianyang city, Fujian province, also known as Jian Kiln. Jian Zhan is the art of pottery, the art of manipulating clay and fire. Jian Zhan is fired at about 1300 Celsius, a very high firing temperature that makes it very difficult to successfully produce desired colors and patterns. Therefore, due to this natural firing process, the colors and patterns on each Jian Zhan are typically slightly different within the same batch.
Shui Jie town is known for its iron rich clay that produces the best quality Jian Zhan. The genuine local clay is either dark gray or black due to its rich content of iron that produces beautiful colors and patterns. The high quality authentic Jian Zhan cups are usually heavy. Jian Zhan cups can soften the water due to the rich iron in the clay, thus enhancing the taste of the tea.
Size: medium 120ml / 4oz.
small: 80ml / 2oz