One of the things people notice whenever they come by my house is my tea “cup”. Mug is the better word, actually. To be fair, “mini-bucket” is even more appropriate.
If you wonder why, here it is:
These are the last 3 mugs I used for tea in the last few years. Yes, the Yahoo! one is from around 2008-2009, my Yahoo! days. I can’t believe it’s still alive and kicking. It outlived the company!
The yellowish one is a from a Christmas market we’ve been to around 2 years ago. And the small, white one, is a normal (real) espresso cup. Or, as the Portuguese call it, “um cafe pingado” or “uma bica”.
Of course, we need to talk about the elephant on the table. The “mini-bucket” is about 1 liter in size and I got it, as a present, from my better half, about 2 years ago or so. She also did the illustration on it. And baked it in the oven afterwards, so that the ink doesn’t get erased. Because the mug is a “Ceramic Mug coated with printable transfer Sublimation Dye”. I’m not even kidding, this is the name on Amazon.
If you think about it, it doesn’t seem that big in the photo above. The Yahoo! mug is actually bigger than a normal mug. But here’s another image, with an average egg for scale (I didn’t have a banana around).
And a selfie, with another “egg” for size. Or another mug, if you think about it :)
And, if you’re still not convinced, here’s my entire fist going in. And I have normal sized hands. Not “tiny”!
Yes, the mug is huge. Why do I need this, though? Well, I don’t drink coffee at all (I don’t like the taste – I know, the horror!!) and it was a good way to cut down on Coca-Cola Zero. So I drink a lot of tea with milk. And when I say a lot, I mean a lot. Around 2l (2 mugs) per day.
Miruna bought the printable ceramic mug somewhere on Amazon, in case you’re interested. Unfortunately, it comes without the illustration. If you’re not interested in drawing on it, you can find cheaper ones, just search for “huge mug” :)
If you do buy or you have one, send me a photo, please! I will add them to this post to show people that I’m not the only crazy person to own something like this.