There are two lids to this traditional Chinese pottery tea canister: an inner disk that gives an airtight seal and added protection for your tea, and a tight-fitting outer lid incised with Chinese characters. Its sides are decorated with a powerful dragon and exotic phoenix. The practicality of this container combined with its beauty make it the perfect container for tea. (Price includes free shipping and handling within the continental United States.)
CHA-7 Phoenix and Dragon Tea Canister
4" diameter x 6.5" height
The Legend of the Phoenix and Dragon
The phoenix is a mythical bird which consumed itself by fire every 500 years and a new young phoenix sprang from its ashes. It is the highest-ranked bird in China and represents beauty, good luck, the Empress, female energy, and the southern direction.
The dragon, a legendary reptilian monster, is deified in the Taoist religion and was the national emblem of the Chinese Empire. Among the Chinese people, the dragon is traditionally regarded as a symbol of creativity and good fortune, and represents the Emperor, male energy and the eastern direction. The combination of phoenix and dragon is similar to that of a yin/yang, symbolizing the union of opposites.