Glass Cup with Holder
This 430 ml single walled cup has a PP holder around the cup so you do not burn your hand when you hold it. This is one of our large size single serving cups. You can add tea leaves directly into the cup or you can pour into it from another brewing vessel. This good quality glass can withstand boiling water needed to make tea, and you can enjoy the tea color and floating tea leaves through the thin glass. Choose from brown or green holders.
Humans having been using glass for centuries for various purposes, including China. Glass art have been found in tombs dating back to the Zhou Dynasty. The old pronunciation for glass was “Liu Li,” but after the Song Dynasty it was renamed to “Bo Li”. Liu Li was not clear, just very shiny since the temperature was not hot enough to make it transparent. It was mostly used to make tiles for roofs, especially in palaces. If you visit Peking Palace, the ceiling is unclear, colorful glass tiles called “Liu Li Wa”. Glass that is used now is generally clear, used for making teapots. This is recent practice that has only been being used inside of China for a few decades. Glass will always look similar but is separated by the quality, clearness, thickness, heaviness, and what temperature it can withstand without cracking. At Seven Cups, we only collect good quality glass that can withstand boiling water so you can brew your tea.
Using glass teaware allows you to enjoy your tea leaves dancing inside of your pot. It is very easy to check the quality of the tea and tea color, allowing you better control over infusions to match your flavor. Glassware cools down boiling water more quickly than porcelain and yixing, making it a great choice for beautiful high end green, yellow, white and scented tea. We suggest you reuse your leaves multiple times, just leave enough tea in your pot to cover your leaves before making your next infusion. Glass makes it very easy to tell when it is time to refill your pot.