Japanese tea mug /cup (Yunomi), coral/grey, 220ml. The Japanese ceramic tea mug in appealing coral/grey color pattern is perfectly suitable for the enjoyment of Japanese green teas or any other type of tea. The relatively common size and shape make it particularly fit for the everyday private tea drinking alone or in groups or as an attractive eyecatcher at special events or occasions.
The Yunomi tea mug resembles a common tea mug, characterized by being taller than wide. Tea cups were initially brought to Japan from China starting from the 13th century, but just as with their characteristic side handle teapots (Kyusu), the Japanese soon began to develop and produce their own design preferences, resulting for once in the typical tapered Japanese teacup, the Chawan, and second in the taller and straighter “Yunomi” tea mug design, pretty much like the western “mug”.
Unlike the Chawan, Yunomi tea mugs are generally “only” used to drink tea, but not to prepare tea in them. This is why they are not usually used for Matcha Tea, as Matcha Tea is frequently prepared in the same cup than it is drunk from, and the Yunomi tea mug shape doesn’t provide enough width for stirring the Matcha powder in with a Matcha whisk.