debunix wrote:This cup, though Japanese, and with reasonably thin walls at the middle of the bowl, has thick glazed rim and thick solid base, so plenty of insulated spaces for my fingers. Hot and cool, this one will take on all comers.
That's my experience too, actually--though I haven't brewed any black or pu-erh teas in it, it's lovely for both greens and oolongs. Unlike my ROCK, which as much as I love it, can get very hot to the touch.
Is anyone besides me noticing their sou-shun is picking up tea-crackles really fast? All it took was one cup of tea, and bam! Golden lines across the bottom--it's been very interesting to watch.