Drinking tea from a better cup because it improves the taste of your tea and overall experience. We couldn't agree more. That's why these tea cups are perfect. They are hand made in Japan drawing on centuries of experience.
The first firing takes the raw clay from the earth and shapen into a drinking vessel and with extreme heat, transforms it into a cup. The second firing is to set the brown underglaze which appears as the crackled pattern. The third glaze is celadon - the overall color of the teacup. After the teacups are fired, the glaze is carefully crackled with an accelerated cooling process. Care must be taken not to destroy the teacup with the rapid temperature change. The final glaze is the clear finish to create a functional work of art. The clear glaze is not crackled and allows the tea cup survive every day usage.
All this craftsmanship is visible when you flip the cup over. Visible in the center is the base clay and the rings of color from each step.
This teacup was created to elevate the tea drinking experience to match the premium tea you drink. You need a set of cups to match your tea. Elevate your tea experience. Grab some of these fine Japanese tea cups.
Holds 10 ounces. Lead free finish. Dishwasher safe.