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Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:26 am UTC
by jacques01
I like my tea cups to be "humble." That is, they are "flat", round, and "short." They should also lack a handle, because a handle breaks the symmetry of the round cup and it makes for uneven drinking to use the handle.

There are such tea cups, like Japanese style, but they are just too tall, and I haven't seen any which are glass / transparent.

I incredibly dislike drinking tea from mugs / coffee mugs. They are tall, blunt, crude, and a very inelegant way to drink tea, or for that matter any liquid.

Does anyone have similar opinions on the vessel from which tea should be drunk?

What do you like to drink your tea from?

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:09 am UTC
by ahammel
I've seen similar vessels used to serve espresso. Something like this, maybe?

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:54 pm UTC
by Dthen
How do you not burn your hand using a cup without a handle?

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:59 pm UTC
by ahammel
Dthen wrote:How do you not burn your hand using a cup without a handle?
You wait for the tea to cool off.

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:35 am UTC
by sardia
Dthen wrote:How do you not burn your hand using a cup without a handle?

Double walled cups are naturally insulated.

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:52 pm UTC
by cipolletto
They look so cool! Have you found any good shop where such cups are to buy? Image

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:22 am UTC
by sardia
It literally leads to a amazon link, I don't know why you're asking for a shop.
To be honest, why bother with all these fancy 30$ tea cups when they sell coffee mugs for a $1.

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:05 pm UTC
by doogly
The $30 ones are more humble

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:36 pm UTC
by Liri
Head to your local farmers' market and find the people selling crafts. There should be some very humble mugs (they probably won't be symmetric if you're really into that). Having inexpensive sets of items like mugs makes me uncomfortable - we've only got two mugs that match, the rest are hand-crafted and vary considerably in size and color. I don't really look for higher motives when my first impression is "cheap college student".

You probably won't find hand-blown glass mugs though, if you really are about that see-through.

Here's what you might be looking for, asshole.
https://m.alibaba.com/product/190858301 ... redirect=1

Edit: Ha totally ignore that, didn't see the 1000 order minimum!

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:49 pm UTC
by ahammel
Liri wrote:Edit: Ha totally ignore that, didn't see the 1000 order minimum!

Listen: I drink a lot of tea.

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
by plytho
ahammel wrote:
Liri wrote:Edit: Ha totally ignore that, didn't see the 1000 order minimum!

Listen: I drink a lot of tea.


You know you can use a cup more than once right?

Re: Why is it hard to find "humble" glass tea cups?

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
by ahammel
plytho wrote:
ahammel wrote:
Liri wrote:Edit: Ha totally ignore that, didn't see the 1000 order minimum!

Listen: I drink a lot of tea.


You know you can use a cup more than once right?

I don't like doing dishes.