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Tea Set - Ceramic, Magpie Forecasting Good News Design - Gaiwan, Pitcher, Tea Caddy, 6 Cups, Gift Box

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This charming Tea Set is made of Ceramic and features a vividly portrayed Magpie Forecasting Good News Design. The set consists of one Gaiwan, one Pitcher, one Tea Caddy, and 6 Cups. It comes in a beautiful gift box that is perfect whether you are giving it to yourself or to someone special on your gift list.

The Magpie (xi que 喜 鹊) is considered by the Chinese to forecast good news. It is also a symbol for happiness, since the first character is the same word as happy (xi 喜). One can say "there is a happy bird (magpie) on the tip of the plum branch" as xi shang mei shao (喜上梅稍) which sounds exactly like saying xi shang mei shao (喜上眉稍) which means "happiness up to one's eyebrows". This expression means "very happy". A pair of magpies symbolizes marriage based on an ancient legend concerning two heavenly lovers, the Oxherd and the Weaver Girl/Maiden (Qixi 七夕).


  Cup Volume: 50cc; Height: 5cm; Width:6cm

  Pitcher volume: 260cc

  Gaiwan Volume: 150cc; Height: 8cm; Width: 9cm

  Caddy: Height: 11cm; Width: 7.5cm

See more information on our blog: 5 Tricks to Using a Gaiwan

See About Gaiwans on the Tea Info section of our site.

See Selected Chinese Symbols on the Tea Info section of our site.

Learn more about tea on our site here and on our blog.
Our guide to translating Chinese tea labels to English.

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