Last month I bought this mug. It was a little bit more expensive that what I would normally pay but considering it was handmade I decided it was worth it. But the next day when the mug arrived in the post I was disappointed. I knew it was just a regular mug I had ordered. It wasn’t some fancy magic mug that contained endless amounts of tea. But I was disappointed anyway.
The problem is I have certain mugs that I prefer when I make a cup of tea. Most of these mugs I have bought myself but some have been found hidden at the back of various cupboards. And I’ve found that tea isn’t quite right unless I drink it out of one of my mugs. Most these mugs are not that large, although I do have a few for those days where you just need to drink a cup of tea the size of your face. But I have realised that the size and shape of the mug is important.
And this is why I am disappointed with my newest mug. Its too small. I mean its a regular sized mug. But the handle is too small. Everything is just a tiny bit too small. This means I can’t hold the mug in two hands. On cold days a warm cup of tea is my favourite kind of hand warmer. And whats the point of using a cup of tea to warm my hands if I can’t hold it comfortably.
I mean I still love this mug. I simply can’t drink tea out of it. But at least it’s a good place to keep all my paintbrushes in.