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Sencha tea Cup, 120 mL/4 fl. oz. Handmade to order. Stone-like clay. Japanese tea. Chinese tea. Whisky tumbler. Ceramic cup. Pottery cup.

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Sencha tea Cup, 120 mL/4 fl. oz. Handmade to order. Stone-like clay. Japanese tea. Chinese tea. Whisky tumbler. Ceramic cup. Pottery cup.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Cup capacity: 120 Milliliters
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Can be personalized: Yes
  • Made to order
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Description

*** Handmade to order. Please allow 3-4 weeks making time, plus shipping. ***
*** Please click on "+ More" to see important and exciting details! ***

Some shapes are just beautiful...and a rounded cup is one of them. It just looks like it should be cradled in the hands while you sip. The shape is in the Wa-nari (circle/sphere) shape of traditional Japanese tea bowls, but is on a smaller scale than the usual chawan.

The 1000 year old tradition of tea-drinking in Japan and China is steeped with ages-old ritual. These little tea bowls are perfect for pot brewed tea and are often known as sencha cups in Japan. Tea in Japan exists almost exclusively as green tea which is often brewed with water at 80°C/176°F for optimum taste. With a lower temperature the handle-less tea bowls do not become too hot. Please keep this in mind if you like very hot tea! Alternatively, you could half fill the bowls with hotter tea so the top of the bowl can be held. Or just enjoy some time relaxing or chatting while the tea and bowl cools down... Or you could use the tea bowl for green-tea ice cream instead!

The cup works equally well as an espresso or small coffee cup, for liquor, or even for whiskey or other spirits. You could have small cold drinks on a hot summer's day - such as an Italian caffé freddo which is (essentially) an espresso over ice! Delicious!

• • • The Cups • • •
The cups are made from a strong stoneware clay that looks like speckled stone when it is finished. You can choose the glaze colour of your cups from the last picture of this listing.

These tea cups are approximately 6 cm/2.4" tall with a 5.5 cm/2.2" wide mouth, and hold about 120 mL (4 fl. oz.) when completely filled. Since these cups are handmade the volumes are approximate! 😊

The cups are dishwasher safe and are glazed on the inside and half the outside with food safe glazes; the lower part of the bowl is left unglazed so that you can see and feel the stone-like qualities of the clay.

• • • Personalisation • • •
I can stamp up to 10 words on the cup, letter by letter, using a handwritten-style font (standard Latin alphabet) for an additional fee. The words are impressed into the clay before the mugs are fired, so they are definitely permanent.

Some symbols are available (see listing photograph), as well as diacritic marks such as accents or umlauts (for some non-English alphabets, e.g. German, French, Swedish, etc.), and modified letters (as in Swedish, Norwegian, etc.).

I am also able to imprint non-English characters, such as Elder or Younger Futhark runes, Anglo Saxon Futhorc runes, Asian characters, dipthongs, Cyrillic - anything you can think of!

In the "Add a note to StoneCatCeramics" box, on the bottom left of your cart, please let me know the name/words/phrase to imprint on the mug, along with any symbols or letter modifications. Remember, it will be on the mug forever, so check the spelling!

• • • How long will it take before I can enjoy my new cup? • • •
Every cup is personally hand made by me; so it will take 3 to 4 weeks to finish your creation before being shipped to your door. Shipping time varies, but usually takes a couple of weeks to locations outside Australia.

Please note that the shipping cost for locations outside Australia does NOT include tracking, but you can add it on if you wish. I've done it this way to give everyone the best postal price I can.

Shipping within Australia: The shipping cost is for Courier delivery within Australia, organised by Sendle, and should take 3 to 4 days to east coast regions, longer for central and western areas of Australia. Let me know if you do not want me to give the Courier an "Authority to Leave" at your address.

US & Canadian Customers: If your combined shipping reaches US$24 and stays below 4 lb 6.5 oz (2 kg) then I am able to upgrade your shipping to an express service (4 to 6 days) with tracking for no extra cost. If that happens, I will refund any excess shipping to you through Etsy.

• • • The Process • • •
Each and every piece is made in my little home studio in Brisbane, Australia, by my hands either on the pottery wheel or by sculpting. The piece is made from a strong stoneware clay which is fired twice - first to 1000°C (1832°F) to make the clay ready for the glaze, then to 1300°C (2370°F) to melt the glaze and make it as strong as possible.

I use rainwater and solar power, and I recycle everything I can to reduce my footprint on the earth. Nothing is more important to me than making sure I do everything I can to protect our precious planet.

• • • Local Pickup • • •
If you live in Brisbane and would like to save on shipping, you can collect the piece at my studio in Kenmore Hills during the week, or in Sumner (at the archery field) on Saturday; use the code "PICKUP" to remove the shipping costs.

• • • Commissions Welcome • • •
If you would like something similar but in a different colour or shape that is not available in my Etsy store I'd be happy to custom make one for you (lead time is at least four weeks, depending where I am in my production cycle).
*** Handmade to order. Please allow 3-4 weeks making time, plus shipping. ***
*** Please click on "+ More" to see important and exciting details! ***

Some shapes are just beautiful...and a rounded cup is one of them. It just looks like it should be cradled in the hands while you sip. The shape is in the Wa-nari (circle/sphere) shape of traditional Japanese tea bowls, but is on a smaller scale than the usual chawan.

The 1000 year old tradition of tea-drinking in Japan and China is steeped with ages-old ritual. These little tea bowls are perfect for pot brewed tea and are often known as sencha cups in Japan. Tea in Japan exists almost exclusively as green tea which is often brewed with water at 80°C/176°F for optimum taste. With a lower temperature the handle-less tea bowls do not become too hot. Please keep this in mind if you like very hot tea! Alternatively, you could half fill the bowls with hotter tea so the top of the bowl can be held. Or just enjoy some time relaxing or chatting while the tea and bowl cools down... Or you could use the tea bowl for green-tea ice cream instead!

The cup works equally well as an espresso or small coffee cup, for liquor, or even for whiskey or other spirits. You could have small cold drinks on a hot summer's day - such as an Italian caffé freddo which is (essentially) an espresso over ice! Delicious!

• • • The Cups • • •
The cups are made from a strong stoneware clay that looks like speckled stone when it is finished. You can choose the glaze colour of your cups from the last picture of this listing.

These tea cups are approximately 6 cm/2.4" tall with a 5.5 cm/2.2" wide mouth, and hold about 120 mL (4 fl. oz.) when completely filled. Since these cups are handmade the volumes are approximate! 😊

The cups are dishwasher safe and are glazed on the inside and half the outside with food safe glazes; the lower part of the bowl is left unglazed so that you can see and feel the stone-like qualities of the clay.

• • • Personalisation • • •
I can stamp up to 10 words on the cup, letter by letter, using a handwritten-style font (standard Latin alphabet) for an additional fee. The words are impressed into the clay before the mugs are fired, so they are definitely permanent.

Some symbols are available (see listing photograph), as well as diacritic marks such as accents or umlauts (for some non-English alphabets, e.g. German, French, Swedish, etc.), and modified letters (as in Swedish, Norwegian, etc.).

I am also able to imprint non-English characters, such as Elder or Younger Futhark runes, Anglo Saxon Futhorc runes, Asian characters, dipthongs, Cyrillic - anything you can think of!

In the "Add a note to StoneCatCeramics" box, on the bottom left of your cart, please let me know the name/words/phrase to imprint on the mug, along with any symbols or letter modifications. Remember, it will be on the mug forever, so check the spelling!

• • • How long will it take before I can enjoy my new cup? • • •
Every cup is personally hand made by me; so it will take 3 to 4 weeks to finish your creation before being shipped to your door. Shipping time varies, but usually takes a couple of weeks to locations outside Australia.

Please note that the shipping cost for locations outside Australia does NOT include tracking, but you can add it on if you wish. I've done it this way to give everyone the best postal price I can.

Shipping within Australia: The shipping cost is for Courier delivery within Australia, organised by Sendle, and should take 3 to 4 days to east coast regions, longer for central and western areas of Australia. Let me know if you do not want me to give the Courier an "Authority to Leave" at your address.

US & Canadian Customers: If your combined shipping reaches US$24 and stays below 4 lb 6.5 oz (2 kg) then I am able to upgrade your shipping to an express service (4 to 6 days) with tracking for no extra cost. If that happens, I will refund any excess shipping to you through Etsy.

• • • The Process • • •
Each and every piece is made in my little home studio in Brisbane, Australia, by my hands either on the pottery wheel or by sculpting. The piece is made from a strong stoneware clay which is fired twice - first to 1000°C (1832°F) to make the clay ready for the glaze, then to 1300°C (2370°F) to melt the glaze and make it as strong as possible.

I use rainwater and solar power, and I recycle everything I can to reduce my footprint on the earth. Nothing is more important to me than making sure I do everything I can to protect our precious planet.

• • • Local Pickup • • •
If you live in Brisbane and would like to save on shipping, you can collect the piece at my studio in Kenmore Hills during the week, or in Sumner (at the archery field) on Saturday; use the code "PICKUP" to remove the shipping costs.

• • • Commissions Welcome • • •
If you would like something similar but in a different colour or shape that is not available in my Etsy store I'd be happy to custom make one for you (lead time is at least four weeks, depending where I am in my production cycle).

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
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FAQs

I have listed the basic Airmail shipping & packing costs for locations outside Australia. This does not include tracking; you can add it on if you wish.

After shipping over 1000 items, only 1 package has gone astray. However: >> if you do not add tracking, I can't be responsible for lost items. Sorry!

I've done it this way to give everyone a choice about how much they want to spend on their shipping, and also how much they want to gamble on the postal service! You're the best person to judge the reliability of your own country's postal service.
Everything in my shop is handmade by me, either on the pottery wheel or by sculpting clay by hand. This means that those little glaze drips, or shape differences, or unusual patterns are just part of the handmade process. Each is guaranteed to be completely unique.

Consider the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: beauty in imperfection, asymmetry, irregularity, nature, and simplicity. These characteristics embody handmade items. Embrace them!
Please check the delivery address carefully! If an order is returned to me after long journey across the ocean and back, I will contact the customer immediately. Unfortunately, the buyer will then be responsible for the shipping cost to a different address.

Returns are quite rare, but I encourage my customers to check their address and track the parcel, if possible, so they know if a delivery attempt has been made.

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