Description: This type of tea cup is based on the vessel traditionally used to drink Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis). This plant, native to subtropical Paraguay, is related to the holly family. The word Yerba has a more complex definition, but is roughly translated to herb in English. The vessel used for Yerba, traditionally a cured, hollow gourd, is known as the mate.
White stoneware clay is incised with one of Margit’s unique designs. The gourd cup is painted with a white glaze and accented with a dark blue glaze.
Dishwasher Safe. No Microwave.
Uses: Traditionally used for drinking Yerba Mate, this cup is excellent for any of your preferred beverages. The roundness of the cup belly allows it to hold a generous amount of any tea you choose. Due to its handle, it lends itself well to Yerba (of course), as well as matcha, green & white & oolong teas, iced teas, and black or herbal teas that require hotter steeping temperatures.
Material: White stoneware clay, White glaze, Dark Blue glaze Accents
Every piece is individual, and may vary slightly by width, height, and capacity. All measurements are approximate.
Size (approximate): Height : 8 cm Width : 9 cm
Capacity (approximate): Cups : 1 cup Milliliters : 240 ml Ounces : 8 fl oz
Hand-crafted ceramic teaware is the perfect way to honour and enhance your enjoyment of tea. Each piece is unique and draws upon Margit's love of tea and nature. More writeup to come...