striped teacups


I recently (as in yesterday) made the switch from coffee to green tea. I get migraines, and I know tea is better for me, but I do love coffee so I’m not sure how long this will last. For now, I’m trying to hold strong. I spotted these beautiful teacups and thought they might make my transition a little smoother. The teacups are sold by Ferse Verse, an online shop based in Hong Kong. They have lots of other little goodies that caught my eye — I love the mini salt shakers and the Good Morning towels, but unfortunately, both are sold out. So I’m acting fast for my teacups! — Amy Azzarito

qusha

ooh nice little shop. like kiosk but without the vaguely annoying feeling.

yeshen

Lovely shape, so many cups have the same style, but these are original.. vintage without being twee! Ferse Verse have an elegant website.

flwjane

Caffeine is good for migranes. Indulge in tea or coffee guilt free.

Cups are beautiful no matter the beverage-:)

MK

I think I’ve seen these at the Japanese $2 store (in Richmond, BC, Canada). They definitely have other dishes in this style/pattern!

Amy Azzarito

flwjane – Caffeine is good for migraines if used medicinally at the onset of a migraine. In order for it to be effective you can’t have built up a tolerance to it. Believe me, I’ve been dealing with this since I was 12. Yikes. No guilt feelings. Just trying to avoid pain. :)
-Amy

Becca

These are great. I’m a huge fan of stripes and I just love the unique handle.
Thanks for sharing this great find!

Tracey MacKenzie

Amy, have you ever tried Tiger Balm (Chinese stores sell it). I used to get terrible tension headaches and a Chinese man that lived next door told me to apply it to my temples and to my neck at the onset and it worked really well. I put it on and then lie down for 15 minutes if I can and then it usually will make it go away. Just make sure you don’t put it too close to your eyes as it burns.

mary

Years ago, I too gave up coffee for tea in order to avoid migraines. Worked for me – I went from about a headache a week to one every couple of months now. I actually think the caffeine is irrelevant for me, but that dehydration triggers my headaches, and coffee seems to dehydrate me much more than tea. I find that indulging in the occasional cup of decaf still works for me, as long as it’s accompanied by a lot of water. (There is anecdotal evidence that dehydration triggers migraines, not just “normal” headaches, although I haven’t been able to find any careful studies of it.)

Kelleigh

I recently switched from coffee to green tea also. I spent about half a week fantasizing about punching people in the face. I didn’t know that coffee was keeping me from turning into the Hulk. Go figure. I still miss the taste of coffee. I found a company that claims to make tea that tastes like coffee, but I haven’t tried it yet. Just search for coffee flavored tea on Amazon. Good luck and thanks for sharing the lovely cups!

PinonCoffee

@Mary – I wondered if decaf coffee would help/not hurt. Thanks for answering before I asked. :-)

sera

Ha! I have an entire array of little bowls, cups and dishes in this exact same pattern that I use for office supplies. I got them at a store called Daiso in Seattle, where everything is $1.50.
Good luck with the headaches! I don’t think I can ever give up coffee!

Amy Azzarito

Thanks, Sera! Day 4 and I’m making it through! xo Amy

Laura

You can get the Good Morning towels at the Pearl River on Broadway. They’ve been my go-to tea towels for years.

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