We are incredibly excited to be able to show you our lovingly hand-crafted clay matcha cups! Krisi has been developing the design, discussing all things shape, groove, sip & glaze with the very talented Mark from Potters Thumb.
Mark has a simple but beautiful studio-come-workshop in the centre of Brighton (just down the road from our Brighton store!), where he makes our cups & bowls by hand, as well as other unique pieces.
Seen our awesome matching Matcha Bowls?
Matcha is traditionally enjoyed from a clay bowl or cup such as this. Fun fact! You might find it a bit odd to have a cup without a handle to enjoy hot drinks from - why, wont it be too hot to handle!? Well, this is a deliberate part of the design as in many eastern cultures such as Japan (where matcha originates) if the cup is too hot, then your tea is too hot too! What a simple but effective tool!
For more information on matcha, check out How To Make Matcha In 5 Easy Steps!