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The Tipping Point

Inclined to have a cup of tea? Designed by Laura Bougdanos and Vesa Jaasko, this 2011 Red Dot Design honorable mention will turn your break into a meditative escape, steeped in contemporary style. The teacup has an unusual angled bottom that allows it to rest in two different positions. On one side is a screened compartment in which you place your favorite loose tea leaves. Pour hot water through the screen and allow it to steep. Once it's done, simply tip the cup in the other direction, lifting the leaves up out of the water. The cup's large size is perfect for cradling between your hands as you enjoy the warmth of your drink. Screen is removable for simple clean-up. Made from SAN (thermo resistant food grade plastic) and features a glossy interior and matte exterior. Dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe. Designed in Finland; made in China.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
21140
Made from
plastic
Measurements
Cup: approx. 4.5" dia. x 3.5" H
Strainer: 3.5" L x 1.5" W
8 oz. capacity
Notes
Item is intended for loose tea, but tea bags work.
Not microwave safe.
Dishwasher safe.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
TIPPING TEACUP
 
4.2

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (71)
  • Large capacity / good size (69)
  • Durable (64)
  • Dishwasher safe (54)
  • Microwave safe (25)

Cons

  • Not microwave safe (5)
  • Too small (5)
  • Poor image quality (4)
  • Plastic (3)

Best Uses

  • Breakfast (63)
  • Home (63)
  • Office (55)
  • Gifts (50)
  • Dining (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (66), Stylish (19), Budget shopper (11), Frequent entertainer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (43), No (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (17), Other (15), Child (9), Mother (8), Wife (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (31), Other (15), Birthday (7)

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5.0

Great gift for your favorite tea drinker

By 

from Bowdoinham ME

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Modern Art Look
  • No Extra Strainer Needed
  • Unique

Cons

  • Only Two Colors

Best Uses

  • Elegant Tea Sipping
  • Tea Leaf Steeping

Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

Bought this for my daughter who only drinks tea and has good taste in art. I'm excited to see her reaction.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Love my tipping tea cup

By 

from San Luis Obispo

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Large Capacity / Good Size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breakfast
    • Camping
    • Dining
    • Gifts
    • Home
    • Travel

    Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

    I love my cup. I love loose leaf tea and this works great without digging tea out of a tea ball. It does spill easy so be careful. You get all the tea taste without the paper taste and easy clean up.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A little big

    By 

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Large Capacity / Good Size
    • Microwave Safe

    Cons

    • No handle

    Best Uses

      Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

      It's a pretty cool little cup! Insulation is poor because it is just plastic, and the mug itself is pretty huge - cross between a bowl and a mug. Other than that, it made a neat gift for my mom this Christmas and she seems to be enjoying it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Unique

      By 

      from PA

      About Me Bargain Hunter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Large Capacity / Good Size
      • Microwave Safe
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

        Like the size and the concept. Great for tea drinkers.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery on time and in perfect condition

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Very cool gift

        By 

        from Alexandria, VA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Large Capacity / Good Size
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Home
          • Office

          Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

          My mom loves this! I got it for her with the Green Herbal Tea kit as a way for her to unwind in the evenings. She says she loves it so far and I'm considering buying one for myself!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Mother’s Day

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product!

          By 

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Bargain Hunter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Large Capacity / Good Size
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Microwave Safe

          Best Uses

            Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

            Quick delivery.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome tea cup

            By 

            from New Jersey

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Easy to use
            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

                Great gift for a loose-tea user.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great idea!

                By 

                from Vienna, VA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Durable
                • Microwave Safe
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breakfast
                  • Office

                  Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

                  Great idea for tea lovers.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Eh....

                  By 

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dishwasher Safe
                  • Durable
                  • Large Capacity / Good Size
                  • Microwave Safe

                  Cons

                  • Gets Cold Too Quick
                  • Too Expensive For Single

                  Best Uses

                  • Office

                  Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

                  She made the tea and by the time it was steeped it was cold. There is just no insulation on the cup and it disperses heat way too fast. It's also expensive for 1 cup. We paid the same amount for those cups that don't sweat and they are double panes hand blown glass. Not plastic. The idea was a cool one but the price point was a little high for the quality of product.. All in all I would say no to buying this again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Wife
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Neat teacup, but tea gets cold quickly

                  By 

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Conversation starter
                  • Stylish
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Plastic Not Ceramic
                  • Tea Gets Cold Very Fast

                  Best Uses

                  • Office

                  Comments about TIPPING TEACUP:

                  Other commenters have mentioned that the large size made it difficult to hold, but I haven't found any issues here. I love that it strains my tea leaves after proper steeping time so I don't have to make a mess with a dripping teabag. However, since this cup is made of plastic and not ceramic, the tea gets to room temp extremely quickly. I still love the teacup, but I have to remember to chug the tea once it's done steeping!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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