Ice crackle cups are the best ceramics ever produced by the Imperial Kiln of Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). A special technique is used to create the beautiful layered crackles that give the pattern a 3–dimensional illusion. Multi–layer crackles are significantly more difficult to produce than single layer crackles with much higher production loss. They are therefore more rare and are highly sought after by the tea connoisseurs.
This beautiful 6 color tea cup set is great for gatherings. Friends and family can share the same pot of tea or coffee while each person (up to 6) can have fun claiming a color for their cup to avoid any mix–up.
The thicker walls of these cups protect the hands against burning.