Unlike a wide mouth cup such as the lamp shade, or a tall cup such as a magnolia shape, a drum shape cup has a lesser ratio in surface area to volume, allowing it to hold heat relatively longer. As such, there is an advantage when the intention is to have a few sips from a cup, or when you do not want the tea to cool down too quickly because of the ambience or because the infused tea is not that hot in the first place. 6 cups in each unit.
Artist: (in the name of) Shi Xiao Ma, National Senior Master Industrial Artist Pot name/style: Fanggu (In the shape of the ancient drum) 2011 (signed 1976) Material: Da Hong Pao Capacity: 275 ml （仿）施小馬（國家高級工藝美術師）2011 (題1976) 大紅袍泥
The 150ml standard taster’s mug is a most indispensable tool for the trader, the teashop owner and the serious connoisseur. The smaller size lessens considerably unnecessary wastage, especially when tasting for finer, and thereby more expensive, teas.
We have this one handmade in Dehua, where the highly acclaimed white porcelain, Blanc de chine originated.