Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tea Review Tuesday - A Review of Tea Forte's Cafe Cup

Here is a slightly different review for you all! I love teaware, almost as much as I love tea.

A Review of Tea Forte's Cafe Cup

I was excited for the opportunity to review this cup, as I had seen it while browsing the Tea Forte website and appreciated the clever-looking design.
In reviewing Tea Forte's Cafe Cup, I decided to create a simple pros and cons list. This is not a complete list by any means, merely a list of the things which most stood out to me.

-Comes with a lid, to hold the heat in while steeping.
-The lid keeps your tea hot, even when you leave it for some time.
-The cup is quite pretty, in a simplistic way.
-The hole in the lid is perfect for the tag and string from the tea bag (specifically those by Tea Forte).

-The construction of the cup is such that, because of the heat emanating through the walls, it is necessary to hold it by the handle alone.
-The size of the cup in comparison to the handle makes for a slightly awkward or unwieldy experience when lifting a full cup, especially because it seems the handle is not meant to be held with more than one finger through it.
-The lid gets quite hot while steeping tea, which can be problematic when you try to remove it to drink.

The biggest improvement I think could be made to this product is if it came with a saucer, to catch any drips, and provide a resting place for the hot tea cup, so that items under the tea cup are not in danger of being damaged by the heat.
Overall, it is a very nice cup, and the wooden box it comes in makes for a very nice gift presentation.

The Tea Forte Cafe Cup can be purchased from their website, here.
Photo credit to Tea Forte.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.

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