From that first hot mug of coffee in the morning to that last steaming teacup of tea to soothe away your worries at the end of the day, there's nothing like the feeling of wrapping your hands around that perfect mug or teacup. Regardless of what you put in it, these are a staple in many households today.
What size mugs or teacups can I get?
Now you may wonder what size you need for the perfect mug or teacup for your teas or coffee, and there are many to choose from. Traditionally though, it depends on what it is you are planning on serving in it. From extra small to extra large and all the sizes in between, it's what's on the inside that counts.
- Extra-small: less than 5 oz. Traditionally an espresso cup.
- Small: 5-8 oz. Teacup.
- Standard size: 9-12 oz. Regular coffee mug.
- Large: 13-19 oz. Latte mug.
- Extra-large: 20+ oz. Oversized or soup mug.
What styles and colors of teacups and mugs should I get for home?
If you already have a tea service, just match the same color scheme and theme, for a more formal look. Otherwise, you can throw caution to the wind, and mix and match for a Mad Hatter's tea party look!
If you're drinking coffee or tea in your kitchen or living room, stick with either a color that fits in with your primary color, or opt for a more personal look. There's a lot of images or sayings printed on coffee mugs to choose from. Is yours the one that says: "World's Greatest Mom" or the one with a funny cat on it? Why not find out?
In terms of shapes, the choice is vast too. Again, a lot of times, the design you choose will be directed by what you are going to pour in your mug: latte macchiato, cappuccino or herbal tea… Nevertheless, for those who prioritize well-being, there are ergonomic designs that are wider at the top of the handle and smaller at the bottom to cut down on hand strain while having your favourite cuppa!