Oct 13, 2008

Me and My Beloved Glass Mug!

I have a modest collection of tea pots and cups. Most of them are inexpensive, practical to use, good-looking but not upscale. However, I use my good-looking tea ware only when I have plenty of time to play with them (usually weekends or holidays).

The tea "cup" I use most often, is a glass mug. It's not a formal "tea cup". But it is so convenient to use and very good at displaying "tea dance" of the loose leaves! They are excellent for green teas because for green tea, watching "tea dance" in your cup is a big part of the enjoyment. One of them, I got it from PriceChopper (a grocery) for, like, 33 cents. They don't carry it anymore and I wish I could get more! The other one, I picked it up in free stuff of a tag sale! The glass mugs are so great and forever like new!

For new loose leaf tea drinkers who don't have much tea ware yet, my suggestion is, use a mug! Mugs are great and almost everyone has a few. When you just start your journey on loose leaf tea, invest more on tea leaves than on tea ware - and of course in the future you will own a lot of gorgeous tea ware :D

Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain Peak) in mug

Lao Zhu Da Fang in mug

Lao Zhu Da Fang in mug

Que She (Finch Tongue) in mug

Keemun Red (Black) Tea in mug

Huang Shan Mao Feng in mug

Zhu Ye Qing (Bamboo Leaf Green) in mug

Tai Ping Hou Kui (Monkey King Green Tea) in mug

Shu Cheng Xiao Lan Hua (Shu Cheng Small Orchid) in mug

Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver Needle) in mug

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