As regular readers may be aware, I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting teaware.
I picked these Turkish tea glasses up at a store in Stockholm, for a very reasonable 50 Swedish Crowns for 6 glasses.
They’re made by Pasabahce, and the product name is Ince Belli.
Not only are they aesthetically pleasing – the beautiful tulip shape shows off the colour of the finished tea very nicely – but they have good heat handling characteristics, too.
Even when tested with tea made with freshly boiled water you always felt that you were never going to get your fingers burned!
I wouldn’t normally use them for Chinese tea, but seeing as I was away from home and my usual arsenal of teaware, they were put to use straight away. In these photos they can be seen doing the business with a green gunpowder tea, together with the small glass teapot I bought last summer from a Middle Eastern themed cookware shop. I think they work really well together.
I may even track down some authentic Turkish Rize tea to drink out of them.