A tea-tasting cup is a small cup typically used for drinking tea. Teacups come in various sizes, shapes, and materials such as ceramic, porcelain, glass, or even metal. Tea-tasting cups can be used for different types of tea, such as Chinese black tea, green tea, white tea, or herbal tea, and may be designed specifically for a certain type of tea. For example, some teacups have wider mouths to allow for the aroma of the tea to be fully appreciated, while others may have narrower mouths to help retain heat and gather aroma.
In addition to their functional use for drinking tea, teacups can also be decorative objects and may be adorned with various designs, patterns, or images. In some cultures, teacups and tea ceremonies hold significant cultural and social value and are used to symbolize hospitality, respect, and tradition.