Beautiful relief on a cup that is elegantly shaped and sized to fit a holding hand without asking for strength and adjustment. Its weight is chosen to not offend and yet absorb and dissipate enough heat to protect fingers and yet retain proper warmth of tea inside. It is not a very common design, with all these a tributes. However: it is white-glazed inside, which is not a treatment which true mutton fat ( jade) porcelain usually receives since it does not impart any additional benefits to that type of porcelain - regardless of its thickness - if true, only obscuring its natural beauty. Since I do not know why the manufacturer chose to do that - whether it was the inferior porcelain or too fast-paced beliefs about consumers preferences, and since the tea so far has been behaving well in it, I am not taking a star off for that, only give a due warning for those for whom it matters since this is, after all, a large part of customers who choose plain white mutton fat porcelain for specific and important reasons. . .
The tea cup has a Dragon and Phoenix on it. I already have the Phoenix only tea cup. They are quite nice.