These coasters have a beautiful dark stain that shows off the natural grain of the wood. They have just enough room for a tasting cup and aroma cup to fit side by side. They allow an elegant presentation while also preventing spills. I love using them when I have tea with guests. They are very easy to clean and have not stained despite heavy use. A quick wipe with a soft cloth is enough to keep them looking like new.
I do wish that it was stated what type of wood the coasters were made of. I’m not sure if that would have influenced by decision but it would be nice to know if the wood used was sustainably harvested. Since most of our teaware comes from outside of the United States, I like to stay conscious of the impact my purchases have. That aside, I would definitely recommend these coasters.