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.