Traditional Japanese wood block prints (woodcuts) from artist Hokusai are featured on these lovely teacups from Japan.
These are wonderful crisp reproductions of the finest wood block prints created by Japanese artists centuries ago. When the west first set eyes on this art, they were fascinated by the vivid colors. The spectacular waves depicted by Hokusai, fascinated French Impressionists like Monet who decorated many colorful prints in his home in Giverny France. The vibrant colors inspired him to expand his color pallet and to create his Impresionst masterpieces. Now you too can be inspired to create your own masterworks while you enjoy a nice cup of Sencha in these traditional Japanese tea cups.
Set of four Japanese tea cups gift boxed.
4.7 oz; 2.25" diam; 3.5" h
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.
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.
These are unique and very Japanese for our karate students to use in their Black Belt Tea Ceremony. The artwork looks good on the cups. The are easy to hold with the multiple sides.