Japanese tea cups with Sharaku artwork. - Good Life Tea

Japanese tea cups with Sharaku artwork.

  • Several hundred years ago, Japanese artist - Sharaku printed popular character portraits using wood blocks - a technique known as woodcuts that uses multiple carved blocks to transfer color onto paper to create an image. He made portraits and  caricature of theatrical performers, entertainers, sumo wrestlers and other colorful persons. This artwork continues to be very popular and was widely admired by the west.  You can see the beginnings of the now popular anime style in these prints.

    Grab a set of four contemplative tea cups gift boxed. The teacups are glazed ceramic depicting famous woodcuts by legendary Japanese artist Sharaku. Crisp colors and lines faithfully reproduce the original artwork. A must for an art lover.

    4.7 oz; 2.1" diam; 3.3" h


    USA - For orders above $39
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $3.09.

    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.

  • Steeping Instructions

    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.

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