Drinking tea from a better cup is said to improve the taste of the tea and improve the overall experience. We couldn't agree more. That's why these tea cups are perfect. They are 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 clay contains grog and gives the cup a rough yet pleasing tactile experience. The second firing sets the metallic underglaze which appears on the bottom and inside of the tea cup. The third glaze is a deep blue - the top half color of the teacup. Under the glaze is a subtle wood pattern made visible with the differing shades of blue glaze
Two of the firings are visible when you flip the cup over. Visible in the center ring is the clay material the first firing and the second is the metalic black which surrounds the ring.
This cup feels good when you hold it giving another sensual layer to your tea experience. Elevate your tea experience with some fine tea cups.
Holds 10 ounces. Lead free finish. Dishwasher safe. Made in Japan
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.