Someone had asked me to post when I got my glasses and tell how I liked them. I think they are more beautiful in person than online or in the catalog! I took a photo, which is a little blurry, but maybe it will give a good idea anyway.
You really only pour about four ounces in these to be in keeping with how hot tea is served in a glass container. One thing that makes it extra pretty to me is that the very bottom of the glass is clear and it somehow seems to make the tea look more delectable and I think the light plays with the glass color better because of it, too.
I bought four, but one had a burr on top, I think possibly a splinter of wood that flew up during melting and stuck to the glass and was coated in a think layer of glass. I don’t mind imperfections and variation in hand made items, that is part of its charm and value, but it was sharp enough that if you didn’t know it was there you could possibly cut your lip while drinking or your hand while washing it. I sent an email to H&S and had a phone call the next day to keep the glass, and another was being shipped to me. I think it came the next day, but it may have been two days. Either way, that was great customer service! I will use the extra glass for flowers or demitasse spoons.
If you go to previous and next, there are four pictures in all – three of the glasses and one of my Harney tea shelf which I FINALLY cleaned and dusted today!