Today I spent a good portion of my day saying goodbye to some serviceable, and utilitarian cups and replacing them with what my blossoming tea-habit demands, fine tea-ware. Not that I am ready to buy a Mr. Komada Tenmoku teacup for $340 quite yet, as I tend to break things, but I aspire to and in the meantime I do have my Hagi cup from Mr. Nakahara of Japan, good for Japanese green teas, it holds 120 ml and is available from Camellia Sinensis for only $28. At that price point I still feel I have something special yet I won't fall apart if I break it! That being said, this cup looks and feels like it could take a fall or two, sturdy and proud!
|Click here to see it online at Camellia-Sinensis|
Then there is and will always be Lins Ceramics items in hand from this day forward. Accessible, affordable and super high quality. I just bought my first three and am hooked on how they feel in my hands and against my lips.
I bought a small tasting and fragrance cup as seen here and I am so glad I did! Why I didn't get a fragrance cup earlier in my tea journey I will never know but I am delighted to add this to my daily ritual of appreciation.
|My fragrance cup, click link here.|
|And the accompanying sipping cup here.|
And my favorite this 120ml cup. Looks too plain and simple? Not at all. Hold it and you become, like me, an empress. A connoisseur, a real class act! Try one for yourself!