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.
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 $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other locations. 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.