Cups and Mugs are containers utilized for drinking, they usually have a handle. Cups and mugs are an essential part of tableware; for our daily use and for entertaining purposes. Mugs are sturdier then tea and coffee cups; its used to drink hot beverages like cocoa, chocolate etc. While cups are used in formal dining, mugs are not; they are for more causal and laidback drinking ware.
Over the years Tea drinking has become a tradition in Japan. Japanese green tea is known world wide for its amazing health benefits. In a Japanese Tea Ceremony
(chanoyu), powdered green tea is ceremonially prepared and served to others. Why don’t you try to add an oriental touch to your home by getting some nice Japanese tea cups? You can use them for your favorite beverage or to host your own chanoyu.
Yunomi chawan or simpley Yunomi is the word for Japanese tea cups
. Japanese cups are utilized for drinking loose leaf teas such as sencha or gyokuro. Japanese cups
are different from japans tea bowls, though they don’t have handles. The tea bowls are short and wide in order to do vigorous whisking that is needed to make matcha. Japanese cups are usually a bit taller then they are wide and mostly have a well defined foot along the base.
During the 17th and 19th century, Japanese cups
became popular when more people preferred drinking loose leaf sencha, as an alternative to the more rigid normal matcha tea ceremony. You can try some of Japanese cups and Japanese tea mugs, available in beautiful and authentic shapes, colors and designs. We have a variety of Japanese cup selection; traditional and also modern cups.
The Chinese are very particular about tea wares because the tea ceremony is an important part of Chinese culture. Chinese teacups and tea pots play an important part in tea preparation. It is very important to have the right tea cups in a tea ceremony. If the teas cups are not up to standard, the essence of the tea ceremony would not be felt. We offer you high quality Chinese teacups that you can choose from, either for a tea ceremony you want to have or just to sip your favorite beverage.
Some of the well known and commonly used Chinese tea cups are:
• Yixing Clay Filtering Mug: This Chinese tea mug is made in Jiangsu province, northwest of Shanghai China. Yixing wares have been known for centuries, as the best tea vessels. These Chinese tea mugs are made from clay and are said to absorb the flavors of Chinese tea. These Chinese tea mugs have the ability to withstand high temperatures and slow heat conductors. That’s why the handle is cool when you are enjoying hot tea. This Chinese tea mug has an internal filter to enhance practical usage.
• Porcelain Chinese teacups: These Chinese cups are made from porcelain. From our selection we have the Chinese cups
with lids and handles. We have 8 great designs to choose from. The three piece Chinese tea cup comprises of a tea cup, lid, and removable porcelain strainers. They are ideal for brewing loose or bagged tea. Or you could go for the Chairman Mao porcelain mug with lid. This mug is symbolic of China.
• Cast Iron Chinese teacups: These Chinese teacups
keep your tea warmer for a longer duration then ceramic tea cups. These teacups are made from sturdy iron; the interiors have enamel coating to prevent rusting. To ensure durability of the teacups, they should be hand washed and dried after use. Our cast iron tea cups come in red and black. These teacups are exquisitely handcrafted and have sleek designs.
For whatever the occasion, we have a good selection of Chinese cups and Japanese cups.