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You’ll never look at a cup the same way again. For a start, Chinese tea cups are often three-piece affairs with a saucer to prevent burned fingers and a lid to keep the leaves out of your mouth. They are sized from mug to thimble, and the colors and patterning can be exquisite, making a nicely boxed tea set the number one gift from China.
Chinese tea set
All over Beijing are shops devoted to tea. Malian Dao, a street in the southwest of the city (see Restaurants and Teahouses), has dozens of tea shops offering around 500 different varieties of leaf. The packaging ...