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The Tea Spot’s Steeping Cup

Bright and Bold

The Tea Spot's Steeping Cups

This clever porcelain tea cup combines mug, lid and infuser for an elegant, drip-free sipping experience. The white glaze on the inside of the cup shows off the natural colors of the tea while the bold, solid color on the outside will brighten your day—and with choices like Blue Sky and Red Rock, you’ll never lose sight of it. Although a small quantity of powdery teas can slip through the porcelain strainer, it didn’t bother us much; if reading leaves isn’t your thing, use the mug for tightly rolled types such as oolong and golden yunnan. Besides, using this pretty mug is so much more fun than boring mesh strainers and filter bags.

Price: $16; color choices include Snowflake, Black, Red Rock, Mango, Blue Sky and Key Lime

To order and for more information, visit www.the-tea-spot.com.


Reviewed by Laurie Hartzell


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