This tea cup gives me the impression that it was an old cup that was taken in by the potter and salvaged to make a new piece of art. It has a texture to it like a roughness glazed over to beautify something that has been worn with age. It has a tarnished beauty to it like even with its beauty treatment, it still has some imperfections that make it distinct from its mates that it may never see again. Its matching cups in turn won't recognize it as one of its own anymore. It's wholly an individual. I wouldn't be surprised at all if I bought this cup again that it would have different imperfections compared to the first one.
From a practical view point, this cup holds about 4oz of liquid to the brim, so I find myself measuring just below the 4oz line in my measuring cup. It was difficult to pinpoint how much liquid to use at first since tea leaves can soak up some of that liquid. With its overall flaring-outward design, at times my cup is filled close to the brim and I have to be careful with handling it. The cup itself feels sturdy like dropping it shouldn't easily cause it to shatter. It has a weight to it also to back-up its durability. In a pinch, I could probably hurt an assailant with it if I had no other weapon to keep them at bay with it.
It's a gorgeous cup but it could do with holding even one more ounce of tea.
Apr 23, 2017, 01:59
Lovely, comfortable in the hand, and perfectly sized. I bought this to replace a favorite teacup that I broke, and the low price made me nervous, but it's a delight to sip from.
Mar 24, 2017, 18:21
Good design and feels heavy. It was worth purchasing.
Jul 31, 2015, 04:03
I bought two of these teacups, and was not surprised to find the quality was extremely good. I have bought all my tea wear from O-Cha, and the quality is excellent throughout. A nice size cup and they also feel good in the hand. Highly recommend. Beautiful teacups
Apr 16, 2014, 03:46
Great size, outstanding quality, outstanding craftsmanship.
Advantages: Completes and compliments any Green Tea experience
Apr 1, 2014, 06:49
A quality teacup, two of them fill the matching pot and vice-verse. A half-cup of water will fill this cup to the brim. Love the mottled rust-brown lip.
Apr 6, 2013, 19:43
Beautiful little cup. 2 cupfuls per the matching teapot. Will be buying another one soon as unfortunately one slipped out of the draining tray and broke on the floor :-(