(Closed) Matching cups for Chinese tea ceremony?

posted 7 years ago in East Asian
  • poll: What to do about the cups?
    Why stress yourself? Use the venue provided coffee mugs. They won't be in that many pictures. : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Go out of your way a little bit. Rent some non-matching cups. They won't be as noticeable in pics. : (0 votes)
    Buy matching ones, you can use it after and have extra to not worry about chipping/breaking cups. : (6 votes)
    75 %
    I have a different, yet equally fabulous idea that I'll explain below. : (1 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I will be doing the tea ceremony too! I borrowed tea set/extra cups from a good friend who had some antique ones around the house and they do not match. Honestly, matching is not important. The pics will still be amazing. I would ask around before you purchase a tea set or extra cups. Mismatching china is actually vogue right now, so this could be asian chic.

    Post # 5
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Have you been to a tea ceremony recently?

    I ask because the cups are generally just rotated -gross, I know!- so 4 is more than enough.

    Anyone that’s ever participated in a tea ceremony knows tonot actually drink from the cup.

    P.S. I really stressed about finding THE perfect cups as well. At the end I had mismatched cups to a different teapot. No biggie

    Post # 6
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    3166 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i wouldn’t use coffee mugs for a tea ceremony. i have a bunch of Chinese teacups and they’re pretty easy to find even in Oklahoma! have you checked out your local Asian supermarket? mine has a few aisles dedicated to pretty cheap tea cups/saucers/soup spoons/steamer baskets/etc

    Post # 7
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    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m using mismatched china from Goodwill and Flea Markets for our tables. I know for a fact they always have tea sets here in FL I would assume Cali has this too. I think it makes a really awesome vintage look with mismatched or you might get lucky and find a whole matching set. Try: http://www.shopgoodwill.com/ I know they have them all the time, go to search type in China or Asian. Goodluck:) 

    Post # 9
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had a teapot from Pearl River and then I just bought 12 of the matching cups (gross about sharing!!). I think the cups were like $0.50 or $1 each. (just the regular dragon design, you know? You should be able to get it in any chinatown.) I would use it at home, but when I am by myself I drink my tea out of a mug.

    Post # 10
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    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We got a teaset from HK with 4 cups.  My mom also got me these paper cups, so at the restaurant if other relatives come, and we don’t have enough time to wash them, we plan to use those.

     

    This would also make it easier for morning tea ceremonies.

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