Glass Cup With PP Lid and Bottom
This 250 ml glass cup is a perfect single serving size. You can drink tea straight from the cup, or remove the lid and use it as a regular, plain glass. It is double walled so will keep your tea warm but won’t burn your fingers. This cup will fit most car cupholders, so you can travel with it anywhere. The bottom is covered with PP to prevent cracking the glass by accidentally setting it down too hard. The lid is also made of PP, the sip hole is covered with a decorative and functional tea leaf that you can remove to drink or cover so it won’t spill. Use the lid on top to keep your tea warm, or you can pour out your tea into another vessel through the high quality PP lid to control your tea’s brewing time. You can also use this mug for coffee or any other hot liquids. Choose from either a brown or green lid.
Using glass teaware allows you to enjoy the visual beauty of your tea as the leaves infuse. The clarity of the glass also makes it very easy to see the intensity of the color of the brew, which helps you control the infusion time to achieve the desired flavor. Glassware cools down boiling water more quickly than porcelain and yixing ware, making it a great choice for beautiful high end green, yellow, white, and scented teas. We suggest you reuse your leaves multiple times, leaving just enough tea in your pot to cover the leaves before making your next infusion.
History of Chinese Glass
Humans all over the world having been using glass for centuries for various purposes, and China is no exception. Glass art has 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 achieve transparency. It was mostly used to make tiles for roofs, especially in palaces. If you visit Peking Palace, the ceiling is made with opaque, colorful glass tiles called “Liu Li Wa”.
These days, mainly clear glass is used for making teapots. Different types of glass will always look similar, but they are separated by their quality, clearness, thickness, heaviness, and the temperatures they can withstand without cracking. At Seven Cups, we only collect good quality glass that can withstand boiling water so you can brew your tea.