[Limited] HANA KIKOH-SAKURA (handcraftedMulti-cup:180ml) Reviews

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Author Sarah Longo   (United States)
Review I have a few of these from this series, I get the sets because they are a better value price point, plus I can never decide on just 1 of the Season's flowers, and most of all I get ALOT of use out of these multi-cups! They a really a great shape and size for many things. I drink alot of Matcha and I really Love being able to choose which flower I "feel" the most when I start to prepare my Matcha at any Time of day, or in any way (for example if I make a cold Marcha smoothie in the Summer or a delicious hot chocolate made with the deliciously enriched Autumn Kuradashi Matcha.)
This particular flower painted with white and shades of pastel pink petals, delicate green leaves, and accented with just a bit of modest gold to keep the feel cool, gentle, and modestly elegant I have found myself reaching for literally everyday at least once these past 2 weeks. Sometimes certain colors just sort of speak out to you at different Times, as I was using the Iris (the other flower that comes with this set) for awhile before wanting to use this cup more so often.
Each of these is so beautiful in it's handmade and painted individually feel. Some Season's sets will vary ever so slightly in size from eachother, my Sakura multi-cup is a tad smaller than my Iris... or maybe my Iris is a tad bigger... Either way, I really feel this specific cup is one of my favorites from the HANA KIKOH Series. It reminds me a bit of the Peony in this series but I like this one better, both are cool and relaxing shades of white and pastel pinks.

I realized something extremely helpful about these multi-cups- I have a strainer that came in a cast iron pot from a well known Tea store at many malls in the U.S. The strainer is supposed to be large enough to allow the tea leaves to expand and flavor the entire pot... well as many of us have come to realize, that is just not the case, BUT, that strainer fits perfectly right inside these multi-cups, it's the perfect shape and size, same size as the inside of these cups. I simply set that strainer right inside these cups, as well as HAKU and the other multi-cups, spoon my leaves in, then pour the water over and, after waiting for the leaves to steep super easily just lift the strainer right out and I know that I have a perfectly steeped cup of Tea, the leaves having plenty of room to expand. If you have a strainer from a pot try it yourself, maybe.
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Date August 26, 2013

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