Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hou De Double Fish Aroma Cup Set

I have always been intrigued by the idea of aroma cups because aroma is one of my favorite qualities of tea. First the tea is poured in the aroma cup, the tasting cup is placed on top and then they are inverted so the tasting cup is on the bottom. The aroma cup is slowly lifted up, allowing the tea to flow into the tasting cup. The residual tea left in the aroma cup enables you to truly savor the scent of the tea.

I was drawn to this particular set because keeping aquarium fish are another one of my passions besides tea. I love the look of the blue fish against the white porcelain. I especially like how the fish design is added to the inside of the tasting cups as well as the outside.