Glass, invented by the Egyptians and Phoenicians in ancient times, has since been ever-present in our daily lives in the shape of precious objects, works of art and jewellery. Due to its natural characteristics, transparency and a capacity for preservation, glass has become ubiquitous throughout the world. These tea bowls and saucers are crafted from hand-blown glass with natural pigments to create each of the unique colours. Thick enough to protect your fingers from the heat of your tea, yet extra clear to communicate the translucence of light and glass, every Firefly tea bowl and saucer is a work of art, reminiscent of summer evenings and blossoming water lilies, an Impressionist dream.
How to take care of the glassware?
TWG Tea hand-blown glass tea wares are made from borosilicate glass which are highly resistant to shock and heat and can be used daily if desired. However, keep in mind that sharp changes in water temperature can cause the teapots to break. Do ensure you do not rinse your glassware with cold water immediately after pouring hot water in to the teapots. Always hand wash your glassware using mild detergent and soft sponge. Rinse gently with water. Allow your glassware to dry completely before storing them in a dry and cool place. Metal attachments such as stainless steel, silver or gold-plated warmer, lid, filter and handle must be removed from the glassware before cleaning. The removable parts may be polished with an impregnated polishing cloth.