The increase in the popularity of tea drinking during the Tang dynasty lead to the development of new utensils, such as cup stands. The cup stands produced at the Yue kilns were highly prized in Korea where they served as the inspiration for the well-known celadon cup stands of the Koryo dynasty.
A similar Yueyao cup stand in the Ashmolean Museum is illustrated by M. Tregear, Catalogue of Greenware in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1976, no. 142. Another example, lacking the piercing at the foot, was excavated in 1979 and is illustrated in Chugoku toji zenshu, vol. 4, Yueyao, Kyoto, 1981, no. 195.