Want to evaluate teas like a pro? This tasting (cupping) set is used by tea tasters the world over when evaluating tea samples for purchase. Its a great way to experiment with your own blends or objectively taste one of your newest teas. With two sets you can compare teas side by side.
Add 2 grams of tea to the cup. Add water of the appropriate temperature for the tea and steep for 5 minutes. To pour off into the bowl, turn the bowl vertical and fit over cup and lid. Turn 90 degrees so that the entire set appears as shown in photo (cup & lid fit nicely in the bowl).
Lift the cup & lid away from the bowl and bring close to your nose. Slightly lift the lid to smell the aroma of infused leaf.
Use a tablespoon to slurp some of the tea liquor to experience the taste of the tea across your palette.