Either the 5 oz or the 10 oz glass cup allows you to observe the wide variety of colors that tea can be brewed in, from the delicate yellow-green of Kyoto Cherry Rose, to the rich burgundy of Orange Blossom Oolong. The double walled construction also creates an illusion that your drink is floating in the cup. Made from super heat resistant borasilicate glass (pyrex) these cups can handle the hot temperatures. The double walled construction shields the heat and cold away from your hands and keeps the tea hotter or colder longer than regular cups.
Cold iced tea and cocktails in regular cups sweat in the summer heat and require a coaster. Because either of these cups is insulated, there is no sweat and no need for coasters. There is nothing worse than a ruined table finish because of water rings from sweating cups.
Price is for 1 cup, not a pair.
Enjoy any cold or hot drink in these elegant, modern cups.
Beautifully constructed with no sharp seams
Holds 5 or 10 ounces. Made in China. Lead free. Hand wash recommended.
Item Number: 800, 812
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.
I have the taller, larger concave/hourglass shaped one and LOVE it. I decided to try the smaller one. The first one got water and condensation inside when it went through the dishwasher. They replaced it with this (I never checked the nicely packed box before taking it - just assumed it was the same) and it's smaller and the rim curves inward which along with the double wall had me dribbling tea out my lip! :-( I'd like to exchange it if possible next time I am in Canandaigua.