Chinese Black Porcelain Tea Set
"To set off the white tea liquid, the black porcelain tea set is the best."
The black porcelain tea set was praised highly during the period of the Song Dynasty, especially Heizhan (black cup) produced in Jianyao, Fujian. Jianyao Kiln Heizhan, also called Tianmuzhan, had a thick highly glazed porcelain body. After firing, the porcelain could display many different designs, like hair, oil drops or partridge. The tea liquid adds to the glazed luster.