Dehua, Fujian is the source of some of the finest porcelain in China. Traditionally a center of sculptural porcelain, much attention is paid to the texture and quality of the unglazed clay body.
Ice jade porcelain is made from very pure kaolin combined with flux in a specific ratio. This gives the pieces their luminous quality. Compared with our Mutton Fat Jade Porcelain wares, they are lighter, thinner, smoother in texture, and more translucent.
This 180 ml gong dao bei pours perfectly, producing an elegant, narrow stream that mirrors the refined shape of the vessel. The color and level of the tea can be seen easily through the clay when backlit, and it is a pleasure to handle and use. Although it is unglazed, high-fire porcelain is fully vitrified and does not permanently incorporate the tea steeped in it. Therefore it does not need to be dedicated, and is suitable for any kind of tea.