During my time in Chengdu, China I drank a lot of tea. Once I realized the tea shop people love to have tourists do a tea tasting with them, I ducked into those shops left and right. When I was getting ready to leave the city, I figured a tea cup would be the perfect reminder of my time there.
The more expensive cups and pots are made of clay, and look fairly dull and plan. I learned that they can absorb the flavor of the tea you use with them. For that reason, it's recommended you only drink a specific tea out of the cup, such as black, or green.
Because I couldn't see myself committing to just one tea, I bought the cup above. I was born in the year of the dragon, and my favorite color is blue, so it was meant to be.
Dave is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking and Feastio. He's been to 66 countries and lived in Colombia and Peru. Read the full story of how he became a travel blogger.
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Sunday 30th of January 2011
That's gorgeous, but how in the world did you manage to get that home in one piece?