Beautifully crafted un-glazed Chinese tea mug. Generous cup holding 16 ounces of your favorite loose leaf tea. For its size the tea cup is very light weight. Interesting wave like pattern is only on the outside of the cup. The handle is shaped into a whimsical sea horse.
The tea cup is made from Yixing clay which the Chinese believes seasons the clay with repeated use and improves the taste of the tea. It is recommended that one type of tea be used for best taste.
Available in 2 colors Brown and Ocean Blue
Made in China
Hand Rinse only. Do not use soap.
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.
It arrived quickly, and in one piece, I have not had a chance to use it. I look forward to picking a tea for this mug. Also, trying your sample tea.
The blue mug is not as it appears in photos- it is also brown in color.
Cute, good quality mugs though.
Had ordered to replace a broken one I had had that was actually blue as in the product picture.