I finally had a chance to sit down for a gong fu session with one of my Tea Ave samples, and what better opportunity to try out this aroma cup set that Tea Ave so generously provided as part of their free sample sets.
Everything about this is beautiful and stylish.
The aroma cup and tea cup are made from a medium thickness porcelain that is glazed with a smooth, creamy white glaze. Very minimalist and beautiful. The aroma cup does a wonderful job of amplifying and funnelling the fragrance of the tea, and the tea cup is a lovely size for sipping (about 2oz).
The set comes with a lovely oval tray made from oak. The tray is made from a single piece of wood, has a small lip around it and the Tea Ave logo embossed on the underside. It perfectly holds the aroma and tea cups.
The set also came beautifully packaged, in a box that’s worth keeping for storage. The cups are safely nestled in foam, and the tray sits below the cups. The box is cardboard wrapped in texture white paper or fabric, with the Tea Ave logo embossed in gold on the top. It has a magnet closure.
Everything about this set, from the presentation, to the quality and function, is wonderful. The cups are also durable, as I discovered when I knocked my aroma cup off the coffee table and onto my hardwood floor with no damage.
Tea Ave has out done themselves, and this set will be a regular part of my gong fu tea ritual.