wave_code wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:54 am
I really like the shape of that cup - roughly how many ml does it hold? I have some older ones in the noir famille rose pattern from a tea set in that shape- the form and the porcelain are great, and while its kinda too much for me as a set I do like using the cups on their own. but, for less aroma-focused teas I do think it would be nice if they were a tiny bit bigger- for strong oolongs they're a perfect size, but I don't drink that so much.
It's a tiny cup that holds about 19 mL to the brim! As you implied, it is great to focus the aromas as they are directed right into the nose.
This design is called "matibei" and was based on some artefact shown to the studio.
I have been using it to hold a bit of the rinse to taste at the end of sessions...as well as for highly aromatic bai jiu. It facilitates slow analytical tasting.
Would be great to see some pics of your set.