What particular criterion do you have for your tea cups? It could be its usability, color, size, material or production region.
I made three cups for my shop with my own design; sencha cup (65ml/2.3oz), small sencha cup (30ml/1.1oz) and gyokuro cup (15ml/0.5oz). Their overall designs are extremely simple, but I was meticulous on some details, such as the bisque finish (non-glazed finish) and the engraved mark at the bottom. Among them, the greatest feature that I stick with was the slimness. I made the rim so thin that you can even see through the silhouette of your fingers when placing it on bright background.
This slenderness creates a very refined look and atmosphere, which full-bodied daily cups can never have. This is why these cups are for tea enthusiasts. Imagine having your fine tea in a slime-wall cup, you will have a totally different impression from the tea setting. The fine tea will look much classier for your private time or tea with your guests. I didn’t want to make just an ordinary cup, and the thinness was my answer.
So, what is your preference on your cups?
Here are the three cups that I designed. They are available for sale on our shop. You can jump to our shop by clicking the picture of each product.