Wabi Sabi Teacup

Wabi Sabi Teacup


There is such a thing as the perfect teacup. Hand made. Durable. One of a kind.

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There is such a thing as the perfect teacup. Hand made. Durable. One of a kind. Proven in the trenches of Samovar, our busy San Francisco teahouses, this “wabi-sabi” teacup is beautifully imperfect, and yet pure function. It keeps your hands cool, channels the aroma of the tea noseward, won’t stain or hold aroma after washing, and will charm your guests when you serve them tea in it.

Wabi-sabi, aka “rustic and natural imperfection…” is one of our core philosophies at Samovar. The natural world is imperfect, and there is inherent beauty in that imperfection (when we allow ourselves to see and appreciate it). Your favorite pair of worn jeans is wabi sabi. Your tattered journal is wabi sabi. Your 1985 BMW is wabi sabi. Wabi sabi has been touched and used by humans, and holds a personal story within it. Wabi sabi is never bling. 

Wabi sabi is personal, and this teacup is personal. It holds just 4 ounces of your favorite brew, and the interior of the cup is white, so you can clearly see the color of the infusion. The fluted opening channels the aroma straight to your nose, and the raw unglazed bottom graces your fingertips with raw sandy roughness. 

Touch. Smell. Look. Taste. Feel the beauty of the tea and then sip it down, and notice the beneficial effects. Hold this cup gently and breathe inward, allowing the aromas to fill your lungs. 

This little teacup, and all its natural imperfections will take you on a tea journey again and again and again.


  • Hand made in the Bay Area
  • Each cup is one of a kind
  • Fluted opening to channel tea aromas upward and to keep your hands cool when holding
  • Unglazed sandy bottom
  • Holds approximately 6 ounces when full
  • Color, hue and size varies slightly with each piece
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Durable, tea-house proven for 15 years

Pairs perfectly with the following Samovar gear

Additional information

Weight 3.23 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in


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Beautiful tea cup

Simple, Sublime

I feel like I am at Samovar when I use this tea cup at home in my kitchen. Could anything be better?

Charles B.

This teacup is beautifully designed and easy to grip because of the large lip. It is a pleasure to drink Samovar tea from this elegant cup.

Tami E.

The teacups we got from Samovar are very beautiful and they are easy to hold. The rim does not get hot like other cups do. We love the color combination and we enjoy using them very much.