The "Dragon Egg" tea set is manufactured by TenFu, a tea company based in China. The tea set is comprised of six cups, six saucers, tea pot, tea pitcher, and tea boat. On the teapot is a Chinese poem, titled "Thinking of Each Other." It is translated as follows, "The red bean grows in the south. When the spring comes, its many branches sprout. I hope when you pick a few branches, they will remind you of me." The tea pitcher has a picture of a boat sailing between the shore and some distant mountains.
Made from violet clay and baked at a high temperatures for high quality, this tea set is ideal for serving semi-fermented teas such as Oolong, King's, Pouchong, and Ti Kuan Yin. Yixing tea sets such as this one are prized by tea connoisseurs because of the clay's special characteristics. With repeated usage, this set will acquire its own unique flavor and increased luster and coloring that contributes to the enjoyment of tea. After usage, rinse with hot water and avoid using soap and other scented products that may be absorbed by the clay. The teapot can hold approximately 8.5 fluid ounces (255 mL), the tea pitcher 9.5 oz (285 mL), and the tea cup 1.25 fluid oz. (40 mL). Available in a gift box with satin lining. Dimensional shipping weight is 14 lbs.