~ (40 on 28) cm is the perfect size for my , i found it goes well with the japanse set :
this is what you call dirty bubbles ?
i think going with white is the right thing since it neutral and goes well with clay cups:
can you spot the thermometer
for the full galleryin case you are wandering this is white tea, but this cup goes better with oolong , and the japanse cup goes well with the white tea
http://www.flickr.com/photos/96246943@N ... otostream/
also i didn't took pictures but it is convenient to have a tray you don't need to worry about spills , i use it also with herb tea and Watermelon, it had a strong bad smell to it when it first arrive but after i put it in the sun i got must of the smell out, to summery: well worth the 35$ .