Hawk Jianshui Zitao Gong Dao Bei Purple Clay Fair Cup

$24.50

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Product Description

Our “Hawk” zitao gong dao bei/fair cup handles exceptionally well, with a razor like pour. Each pour can be controlled to the drop, with no spillage or dripping. The shape of the cup is contoured, making it very comfortable to hold without risking burning your hand.

Since these are all handmade items, there may be slight variations in shape, size and colouring, however we have made efforts to make sure these cups are as similar as possible from one to another.

These gong dao beis are made from 100% Zitao Purple Clay from Jian Shui and hold approximately 180ml of liquid. These pieces do vary in size, so if you are set on a specific volume, please confirm with us. As this is made from a porous clay, we recommend designating it for a specific type of tea.

6/23 – Please note that we have successfully hatched a new batch of Hawks, but there is a slight variation in colour. This batch is redder, and with contoured lines on the bottom portion. Please see the last pictures to view the actual stock. There is currently 1 of the original style (darker, no lines) available. Please specify in your order if you prefer the original style.

Please see the “recommended care” tab above for more information regarding our standards for selection and quality.


As with any new purple clay teaware, it’s recommended to first “season” it with the type of tea you plan to use it for. For this cup our basic recommendation is:

  1. Check for clay deposits and scrape gently with a wooden or bamboo stick.
  2. Place the cup in boiled water and allow to sit for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Remove the cup and allow it to dry
  4. Using your previously boiled water, add some new or used tea leaves that you plan to use this cup for, boil, add the cup then allow it to sit for another 30-60 mins.
  5. Rinse with regular water and allow to dry
  6. Your cup is ready to be used!

After seasoning, it’s advised to designate the gong dao bei for one type of tea (raw puer, ripe puer, oolong, black tea, etc) as it will slowly absorb the flavor and characteristics of the tea you use it for. If for some reason you use it with another type of tea, don’t worry. Your cup is not ruined or tainted. However, one thing you should definitely not do is use soap or anything other than water to wash or rinse your zitao teaware. If it absorbs the properties of tea over time, it will also absorb anything else you put in it, especially anything perfumed or scented.


Please note that all of our zitao purple clay pieces are handmade, therefore there may be slight differences in appearance, shape and size from piece to piece or batch to batch. We make every effort to ensure consistency amongst all pieces, as well as only carry pieces that are free of major or noticeable defects.

While we always try to maintain a high level of craftsmanship for our teaware, handmade pieces like these may have a small nick or bubble in an inconspicuous area from time to time. We guarantee that each piece will look as spectacular in person as it does when we present it. However, if you wish to see a detailed example of what we consider a passable imperfection or would simply like to verify that our current stock is exactly as pictured, please contact us and we will be happy to share.

Additional Information

Weight 115 g
Dimensions 7.5 x 7.5 x 8.5 cm

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