Modernising a tradition.
Thermos has come up with a great new way for Japanese to enjoy tea, without giving up their cherished sense of tradition. Mimicking a traditional ceramic tea cup is this Thermos that fits in well with any traditional table setting.
The detachable resin brim replicates the sense of drinking from a traditional ceramic tea cup and it even has a lid (unlike a traditional ceramic cup).
The cup itself is made from stainless steel like other Thermos products with the expected quality vacuum insulation. The Thermos keeps tea at 48℃ up to an hour after pouring, ensuring that your tea remains piping hot. According to Thermos, tea in a regular ceramic cup would loose its heat 30 minutes after pouring.
They come in two colours chestnut brown and red bean coloured and retail for around $30. While cheap mass-produced ceramic tea cups can be bought in a ¥100 shop, a traditional ceramic tea cup from a reputable craftsman can sell for around $100 to $200.
Available from Nikkei Trendy