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‘Wish Upon a Star’ Translucent Mug


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If you’re looking for the cutest, calmest mug out there – you just found it.  Two bears cuddling under translucent stars – which is why we call this our Wish Upon a Star mug.  The design is adorable, but what’s even more magical is the stars of the sky – which are translucent.

You might think that this starry sky treatment is cute and whimsical, but the technique of using translucent glazing is called “hotarude” – a historical skill of ceramics.  It was pioneered by the Persians back in the 12th century! The name of “hotarude” comes from the gentle light. In Japanese, “hotaru” is a firefly; people likened the light of openwork to the light of a firefly. We like it because it helps you see the tea!

This mug comes with the option of getting a $5 Stargazer Mate Chai – a perfect pairing!

'Wish Upon a Star' Translucent Mug

12 oz. Ceramic with translucent glaze. NOT recommended for microwave or dishwasher, handwash only. Comes in gift box.

Ordering Information: Once you complete your purchase, your tea will be hand-blended then packed into 1 oz re-sealable poly bags. We will carefully package it into our signature purple envelopes, and then your tea will relax and read a magazine while traveling to you via USPS First Class Mail from Portland, Oregon. Teas generally leave our studio within 2-4 business days of ordering - we will contact you if we expect any delays.

Due to the exacting and very personal nature of our specialty blends, we cannot offer refunds or exchanges on the tea that we sell. If you find that you get a shipment that is not, well, your cup of tea, we ask that you pass it along to a friend who will enjoy it. Then share your feedback with us so we can continue to improve our product.

Allergy Information: Plum Deluxe teas are hand-blended in a single facility that also processes tree nuts.

Our Policy on Organic Sourcing: Almost all of the ingredients purchased by Plum Deluxe for our teas are backed by USDA-compliant organic certifications. In cases where we work with a non-certified vendor, we are purchasing ingredients that are carefully wildcrafted, ingredients that are from a region of the world that does not have an organic certification program (such as parts of Japan or Taiwan), or from small family farms that cannot yet afford their certification or have not yet completed their certification. In all cases, we very carefully vet our products to ensure their are full of flavor, without any unwanted chemicals, artificial flavors, or genetically modified organisms. Thank you for trusting us to find the freshest, most delicious ingredients that are grown on sustainable, fair trade farms by companies we know, like, and trust.

About Us: Plum Deluxe is not just a tea company, we are a community on a mission to create moments that matter. Learn more about us here (and about our name - no, we do not put plums in all of our teas).