Drax wrote:... Or at least, I'm assuming a "gyokuro cup" meant something really small? Or is there some other quality that would define a cup as such?
A gyokuro set will generally contain 6 gyokuro cups, smaller in size, higher in quality, and perfect for sipping gyokuro, a great sencha, or any tea requiring a smaller cup.
A median size is 2 - 2.5" (5 - 6.4 cm) W x 1.75 - 2" (4.4 - 5.1 cm) H. Similar to a small sake cup in size, but slightly more upright in general.
This series will be mini sets, virtually never seen pairs of gyokuro style cups. Each pair/set will be from one artisan and will include a special, signed wood box.
I am lining up Japanese artisans currently (though I would not exclude the possibility of our TAs' also participating). The list is pretty extensive!!! These will NOT be exclusively Hagi! But Hagi will be very well represented. So, there will be a lot of "new" to this series.
I am shooting for one release every month or two. These will be part of the Hagi SO program.
I will likely start a new topic for this series soon.