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Okura Ume Blossom Infuser Tea Mug

Okura Ume Blossom Infuser Tea Mug

$17.95
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The Ume blossom is a beloved symbol of hope in Asian art. When there is still snow on the ground, the Ume blossom first blooms signifying the coming Spring. This exquisite porcelain mug has a finer, more luminescent glaze. And the hand-painted, etched surface brings rare quality to your tea cup. This 10oz tea mug includes a matching infuser and lid. Top rack dishwasher safe.

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4.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Convenient (3)
  • Pretty (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (8), High-end shopper (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful Cup of Tea

    My mother and I bought a pair of these cups the first time we went to Teavana to go with our first 2oz sample of Earl Grey Creme, and every time I use this...Read complete review

    My mother and I bought a pair of these cups the first time we went to Teavana to go with our first 2oz sample of Earl Grey Creme, and every time I use this cup I think of those fond memories. It's the perfect size for a soothing cup of tea, and I can usually get away with using 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for this serving because it's not too much larger than 8oz so the extra water doesn't dilute the tea flavor too much. The cup itself is very gorgeous and I love the texture in the designs on the cup, lid, and saucer. My only problem with this cup is that the infuser's holes are waaaaay too big so unless I'm using a larger tea like Jasmine Dragon Pheonix Pearls, the little tea pieces go right through the holes and it's annoying, so I always end up using a stainless steel mesh infuser. So buy this cup because it's pretty and a great size, but make sure you get a better infuser so you don't drink tea leaves!

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    A little disappointed!

    I bought this cup because I am a college student, but I love some of the teas that they offer at teavana, and I also have a thing for mugs. Well, this cup...Read complete review

    I bought this cup because I am a college student, but I love some of the teas that they offer at teavana, and I also have a thing for mugs. Well, this cup is definitely beautiful, although the picture on the website is not accurate. The flowers are ORANGE, not pink. It is a very fragile cup. I always feel like I'm going to break it, but that's because of the multiple parts. That is not why I gave this cup a 3 out of 5. I gave this cup a 3, because the infuser is horrible! It lets quite a few tea leaves through. And by "quite a few" I mean a lot. It is so beautiful, so I don't know if I want to take it back, but I definitely need something with smaller holes.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Every blossom has its flaws

    By LibeeLee

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Convient
    • Fits Into Hands
    • Pretty

    Cons

    • Infuser Holes Too Big

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    I was so excited when this arrived in the mail. The handle fits into your hand perfectly and the painting looks stunning, absolutely gorgeous; however, like the other reviews say the blossoms are more like a coral than a pink and the holes in the infuser are just a tad bit too big. None the less, I love it so much.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Convenient desk mug

    By maco

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • High Quality
    • Pretty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office Environment

      My significant other has one of Teavana's other infuser mugs that he uses for drinking tea at work. I've been using a regular mug with single-use pouches for my tea leaves at work, but I'm just about out of those and wanted to switch to something reusable. There's a Teavana store near my office, so I picked this mug up yesterday.

      It's great! I scoop most of the tea leaves out of the strainer to take home and compost when they've been steeped a few times, and then the rest rinse out quickly in the office sink. This is much easier than cleaning a metal mesh infuser. Yes, a few little bits of leaves get through into the bottom of the mug, but they're small enough and few enough not to be a problem (though this may depend on the quality of tea you use).

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      5.0

      I love this mug!

      By Shea Ookami

      from Hurst, Tx

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Fresh
      • High Quality
      • Soothing

      Cons

      • Infuser Holes Are Big
      • Leaves Get Through

      Best Uses

      • Afternoon
      • Anytime
      • Evening
      • Morning

      I got this mug so when I travel I can still have tea without dragging my whole teapot set along with me. The holes need to be a bit smaller so the leaves don't fall through but since I have a strainer I use it in the mug and it helps! Over all a great mug! Mine is more red then a pink.

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A little disappointed!

      By Barbara

      from NC

      About Me Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Gifts

          I bought this cup because I am a college student, but I love some of the teas that they offer at teavana, and I also have a thing for mugs. Well, this cup is definitely beautiful, although the picture on the website is not accurate. The flowers are ORANGE, not pink. It is a very fragile cup. I always feel like I'm going to break it, but that's because of the multiple parts. That is not why I gave this cup a 3 out of 5. I gave this cup a 3, because the infuser is horrible! It lets quite a few tea leaves through. And by "quite a few" I mean a lot. It is so beautiful, so I don't know if I want to take it back, but I definitely need something with smaller holes.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A gorgeous piece

          By 16bitmick

          from Oklahoma City

          About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Beautiful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            As several other reviewers have commented, this piece does have a few flaws. The flowers are more red than pictured and the holes are a little too large for finer teas such as rooibos.

            That said, it is one of my favorite pieces. It is an awesomely beautiful piece. The individual parts are so well designed. The strainer fits perfectly into the cup, then sits daintily into the overturned lid while you drink. I don't worry about it tipping over, it is very steady. The sculpted finger rest is unique while still keeping comfortable. It's wonderful when you don't want to make a whole pot of tea, and will accommodate if one cup turns into several.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Lovely but not as pictured

            By CDS

            from Washington DC

            About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  The pictures on my computer show a distinctly pink color on the cup. I ordered two and both were orange. It looks nice but I wanted the pink to match my Sakura Allure mug and cannister set.

                  • Tea Body:
                  • Medium

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Pretty and useful, but not without fault

                  By Dolphin-chick

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Occasional Tea Drinker

                  Pros

                  • Pretty

                  Cons

                  • Infuser holes are too big

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime

                  I do love this little cup. It comes with the cup, saucer, infuser insert and lid. And it's very pretty. However, like a previous reviewer mentioned, the holes in the infuser part are much too big, and the little tea leaves always manage to escape. I wind up losing the last sip of tea because I don't want a mouthful of tiny leaves. Also, the photo shows the blossoms as being very pink, while in fact they are a darker, reddish-coral color. I was hoping it'd be more pink like the photo, but I don't love it any less.

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                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful Cup of Tea

                  By Kya

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Tea Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Convenient

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Gifts

                    My mother and I bought a pair of these cups the first time we went to Teavana to go with our first 2oz sample of Earl Grey Creme, and every time I use this cup I think of those fond memories. It's the perfect size for a soothing cup of tea, and I can usually get away with using 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for this serving because it's not too much larger than 8oz so the extra water doesn't dilute the tea flavor too much. The cup itself is very gorgeous and I love the texture in the designs on the cup, lid, and saucer. My only problem with this cup is that the infuser's holes are waaaaay too big so unless I'm using a larger tea like Jasmine Dragon Pheonix Pearls, the little tea pieces go right through the holes and it's annoying, so I always end up using a stainless steel mesh infuser. So buy this cup because it's pretty and a great size, but make sure you get a better infuser so you don't drink tea leaves!

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Beautiful Service for One

                    By Ruan Danfei

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anytime

                        The Ume cup is just beautiful! Very comfortable to hold and the porcelain strainer is very good for larger leaf teas. I find that I get a lot of leftover from the finer teas but the bell shape of the cup keeps me from drinking anything I shouldn't. Can't wait to add the peony cup to my collection!

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Gorgeous Beyond Belief!

                        By Matto

                        from Austin, TX

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Holes to Big

                          Best Uses

                          • Blooming Teas

                          Been eyeballing this piece for awhile, and had to take it home! It's absolutely gorgeous! Highly recommended! If only the holes in the infuser were smaller...

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