Day #63 (Declutter)
Chipped cups and plates should also be on your chuck-out list for your declutter.
But my favourite cup? …
I hear a little gasp*
In China it is considered bad luck to serve tea in a chipped cup.
Drinking tea in China is an ancient tradition, called the Tea Ceremony and extends to bringing family together and encouraging communication and respect to your elders. Tea and the ritual of making tea, especially for tea ceremonies, is highly symbolic and provides another path to tapping into your inner spirituality.
So serving tea in a chipped cup is a big no no.
Energetically as well it can reflect negative communication with others as the cup is held to the mouth.
It also does become an easy practice to drink from a chipped cup as you will most likely trying to avoid the chip and there becomes a constant drain in the energy or creation of Sha Qi.
And on a health perspective, unfortunately your cup could contain traces of lead. Glazes used for some crockery contain lead, especially those made before 1977 ish. So some chipped cups could in fact be leaching lead. It is unsure as to how much and whether all manufactures use lead type glazes but recycling or discarding them maybe a good option.
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