I eat nearly everything at home with chopsticks. So you would think I would be hip to eastern practices around the kitchen. But I have never fully understood WHY YOU WOULD drink tea from a HANLDE-LESS cup! One term for them, it may be Japanese, is "unomi" or something like that.
WELL, Barb shows me a pic of some small tea mugs without handles, and wonders could I, would I?
And I like her (ordering from me usually depends on whether I like you or not...what kind of businessman am I?? A sh!tty one.....) so I look at these cups somebody else made and I am like
"Those are cute, but I can make them a million times cuter, piece of CAKE" and I do. Of course, 2 things occur to me:
1) you have GOT to get dogs on there, they are BEGGING for it, even if Barbara is NOT and
2) it is so flippin' cold these days, 30s overnight, and I finally GET IT: the reason a tea cup may not have a handle. It is to warm your hands if it needs it, and my hands NEED WARMING (beagles are not always available) and ALSO, get this, here is the brilliant theory of cups without handles: if you can hold the cup, the tea has cooled enough to sip!!!!!! All those years, all those millions of people who burn their tongues, DUH!
(cups by Gary Rith)