Friday, August 19, 2011

Yunomi and other Japanese tea-cups etc.

Today I’d like to show varieties of Japanese tea cups and etc,

My friend romance-of-rose; who has a beautiful blog and really talented lady, even has electric-kiln to make her own porcelain tea cups, saucers, tea pots etc; asked me about Yunomi which I mentioned in the comment for her post.
I pasted some links of the picture-pages to give you some ideas what they are, (please click the title)       And the pictures I pasted here are mine which I'm using.

 Yunomi……… we use Yunomi (湯飲み) for every day, every meal usage.
these Yunomi is a set with the rice bowls

 Kyusu(teapot)……we put green tea leaves in these teapot and pour green tea into Yunomi

we keep tea leaves in these 茶筒 (tea leaf box)

Japanese tea-cup for ceremony…… Mine are very cheap ones and I don't drink strong ceremonial green tea much.

Set with kyusu……We use them mainly for the guests.

We have these several types of items for Japanese Green Tea. I reminisce my mother REALLY loved green tea and used to enjoy having a sip in the morning together. I remember using favorite ones she bought for me when young.  I feel so strange and funny that I enjoy having green tea with western tea-cups now with the ones I posted for the "Tea Cup Tuesday" before.

PS>   I found that my new editor got back around 10:00 this morning, whew... Thank you for the sweet comments for me!!!


  1. Sweet Orchid, my friend ~ These are such beautiful tea pieces you & your friend have, sweetie. And sucsh treasured moments of treasured memories of Mother as you sip your tea.

    Harold still loves having green tea with his meals. Yes, we have used some tea sets like this. Harold brought back many hand cast/created tea sets that I still have. I have saki cups, too.

    Did you come over to see my story? Plese come tonight & leave a comment for a wonderful event for a child. If you already left a comment, then leave another.

    Have a beautiful weekend, Orchid.
    TTFN ~

  2. Yay, at last the story of theJapanese teacups ! So interesting my friend. Beautiful teacups and I loved the tea pots and the caddy to hold the tea. I have never seen anything like that before. Nice story about drinking tea with your mum. Hugs to you x

  3. Hi Orchid, thank you so much for all of this wonderful information. Now I know what a Yunomi is, this is so interesting to me. I will not forget this now. So we both have sweet memories of drinking tea with our mothers. Thank you for mentioning me in your post, you are so sweet to do that. Smiles and rainbows for you..Lu

  4. Dearest Orchid,

    Did you click on the top center picture of the Kyusu teapot? You will go to my blog... this one:
    You will be surprised to know!
    Love to you,


  5. What beautiful cups and such lovely memories of your mum that you will always cherish :)

  6. Beautiful cups, Orchid. I love the memories you shared with us about your mother. I enjoy sipping green tea, mostly in the winter. I drink coffee all year, one cup of hot coffe each morning, then sometimes iced coffee with sugar and cream.

  7. I love the rice bowls Orchid, they are so pretty!

    I am on plain boring white plates at home, but I always make the food look good to compensate!

    Have a great weekend!


  8. Dear friend, you have such lovely tea cups even though you say they are cheap ones. You should see the plain looking cups I drink tea from. They are not fancy at all. This is what I told you about setting such a lovely table. Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Hi Orchid san,
    The teacups are beautiful elegant looking sets though a good idea to sharing to other countries friends:-)

    I have has lessons in the tea and the flower arrangements but the tea class are not my favor that all specially test of the tea:-)

    Thank you for sharing us!

  10. Hi Orchid...I'm glad I didn't miss this posting! What lovely tea cups and rice bowls. It's funny how you use Western tea cups, if I had some like yours I'd be using them. Memories with our Mom's are always so sweet!


  11. Oh Orchid, I love these tea cups and tea pots. You are so sweet to always share such fascinating information and include your photos, customs and thoughts. Have a beautiful weekend, my sweet friend.

  12. These are beautiful tea cups and tea pots too. Your friend is very talented. I especially like the ones for guests with the covers over the cups to keep them hot. Very nice post.

  13. Orchid, When you get a moment go to this blog she is from Spain, I just found it. She loves all Japanese things and makes miniatures of setting a tea table. Very interesting. Put the English translation on. Enjoy...Lu

  14. I love green tea too, and i really love your Yunomi and the other Japanese tea-cups!