Lizard Tea Mug | Chinese Yixing Mug | Good Life Tea

Lizard Tea Mug - Chinese Yixing Clay

  • Beautifully crafted un-glazed Yixing mug. 

    The most interesting feature of this mug is the sculpted clay lizard which sits as a relief on the mug. The lizard is somewhat camouflaged in the multi-color design, while crawling up the mug. The design is around the outside of the cup but not on the inside.  The mug holds 16 ounces but is quite light weight.

    This Chinese tea cup is made from a prized Yixing clay that will season over repeated use. The Chinese believe that seasoning the tea mug improves the taste of the tea and its utility.  It is recommended that one type of tea be used for best taste. 

    Choose between dark brown and reddish brown.

    Hand crafted in China. 

    Hand Rinse only. Do not use soap.




    USA - For orders above $39
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $3.09.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lizard Mug

Received mug, now have matching set of mugs with tea pot. Love it and the quality tea it makes. Thank You

Your set sounds distinctive and tasteful (tasty too). May you enjoy it for years to come!
She loves this mug

Ordered this as a replacement for one that was broken. She's very happy.

Our experience is that Yixing truly does get better with use over time. We hope you continue to enjoy yours for years to come!
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