Tipping Teacup

This modern, angle-bottomed cup allows you to steep on one side then sip from the other.

$20.00

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.

Made from
plastic
Measurements
Cup: approx. 4.5" diameter x 3.5" H
Strainer: 3.5" L x 1.5" W
8 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe.
Notes
Intended for loose tea but tea bags also work.
Item ID
21140

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UncommonGoodsTipping Teacup
 
4.3

(based on 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (80)
  • Durable (75)
  • Large capacity / good size (74)
  • Dishwasher safe (66)
  • Microwave safe (29)

Cons

  • Not microwave safe (8)
  • Too small (6)
  • Poor image quality (4)
  • Plastic (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (72)
  • Breakfast (71)
  • Office (63)
  • Gifts (54)
  • Dining (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (73), Stylish (27), Budget shopper (13), Frequent entertainer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (57), No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love using this!

The tipping teacup is great fun. I love using it. The screen keeps the tea leaves contained and out of the way. The cup holds about a normal-size mug of water (maybe just...Read complete review

The tipping teacup is great fun. I love using it. The screen keeps the tea leaves contained and out of the way. The cup holds about a normal-size mug of water (maybe just a bit less to account for the tipping buffer). I do wish it were a little taller and less wide, because the tea seems to cool off because of the surface exposed.

As the product info notes, it's made out of plastic. It's sturdy, but I prefer glass. I got the white one, and after a few uses with the same tea leaves, the inside of the cup started leaving rings of the tea (not sure if it was the type of tea or because it's plastic). It washes off, but it looks a little bleh, if you know what I mean. For that reason, I wonder if I should have gotten the black one, though white lets me see how "dark" my tea is.

Despite my criticsms (I know, I'm picky), I enjoy using the tipping teacup and I think it would be a great gift to a tea lover.

Please note that this product is NOT microwave safe. I see that some reviews noted that it is, but the box (and this website) says it is not suitable for microwave use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Eh....

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Cute gift

By 

from Riverside, California

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

Just don't flll too much or tip too much because the tea leaves might overflow. Once my mom made these adjustments she says they work perfectly.

 
5.0

this is a great cup

By 

from Houston, TX

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Durable
  • Microwave Safe
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Office

    Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

    It's honestly a great cup for tea. Cleverly designed and steeps tea very well. don't forget the bottom isn't flat and you'll be drinking tea like a champ

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Inventive, unique tea cup

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Gifts
      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

      Great for hot tea. Holds heat well and has a large capacity. Easy to use with tea bags. A bit more challenging with loose tea.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Great idea

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Large Capacity / Good Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Breakfast
        • Dining

        Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

        My wife loves the product. Only challenge is getting used to the way it tips. She's had it spill a few times as she's set it down after drinking and accidentally spilled it forgetting about the way it tips, usually when full after first few sips.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great gift

        By 

        from Maryville TN

        About Me Bargain Hunter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Breakfast
          • Dining
          • Gifts
          • Home
          • Office

          Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

          This is a great gift for the tea lover.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Finally a perfect teacup for office use!

          By 

          from PA

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Durable
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dining
            • Gifts
            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

            Easily Bree tea then tip cup to stop the brewing process! perfect! no messy teabag to drop across desk to a trash can or leaving in your cup to brew longer than you'd like!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Cool product

            By 

            from Grants Pass, OR

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

                This tea cup is very easy to use and very functional! It has a great design to it that my boyfriend really likes. The only thing he didn't like is that it doesn't keep the tea warm that long. Other than that it's great!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great!

                By 

                from San Diego

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

                I got two of this product for my mother. Somehow she always breaks the top part of her teapot. And for awhile she was using mismatching set. I found this product and now she doesn't have to worry about breaking the top. The only complaint is that the volume is too much, but she splits it between her and my father and solved that problem.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Love this teacup!

                By 

                from Olathe KS

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

                .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful aesthetic. Excellent functionality.

                By 

                from Burlington NJ

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Microwave Safe
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Office

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Tipping Teacup:

                  I purchased this cup as an alternative to the tea infusor that I typically use. It is lovely, easy to clean and a conversation piece as well. I am planning on buying a few more as gifts since I am finding that it is quite coveted among my family and friends! Awesome product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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