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 accidently setting it down too abruptly. The lid is also made of PP, the sip hole is covered with a 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 flavor. You can use this mug for coffee or any other hot liquids. Enjoy the loose tea leaves moving around inside the clear glass mug. Choose from either a brown or green lid.
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.