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Japanese Tea Cups In Vivid Colors by ForLife

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  • A Modern Take on a Classic Japanese Design.

    These elegant tea cups honor the traditional Japanese design aesthetic with a narrow base and a top that is slightly flared.  These modern Japanese tea cups are slightly larger than the traditional teaucups and are finished with vivid modern colors.  

    Japanese Tea Cups in Ten Colors

    Not only is the design modern, but the teacup are available in vivid colors as well. To show off your selection of tea be it White, Rooibos or Black, the tea cups are glazed white on the inside. The bright white finish allows the color of your loose leaf tea to really pop.  Use the vivid colors of the cups to create a beautiful contrasting counterpoint to your tea and dazzle your friends at your next tea get together.

    Add one of our  teapots and create matching tea sets to complete your tea expression. Your friends will be very impressed.

    USA - For orders above $35
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $2.79.

    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.

  • 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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Offering Tea To Friends

Offering tea is a universal sign of friendship and hospitality.  And it is no different in Japan. Unlike Western cups, Japanese tea cups don't have handles. So instead of extending the handle toward the recipient, In Japan, the tea cup is offered to a guest using both hands. One hand holds the bottom and the other gently holds the cup allowing the recipient room to grab the cup. Using both hands makes the passing safer but also expresses friendship. It's kind of like a hug instead of a handshake. Embrace the Japanese aesthetic and create a memorable experience with friends.


Tea cups hold 6.5 ounces.
By ForLife Design.
Made in China

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