Small teacups are an essential part of gong fu brewing, portioning out the concentrated brew from gong fu style teapots. The small serving size also means little risk of the tea getting cold before you finish it. It’s a similar idea to a shot of espresso being served in a small glass.
Gong fu brewing uses a large amount of leaves to a small volume of water, combined with short steeping times. This style of brewing is the best way to obtain a delicious and intense flavour from quality tea leaves.