A yunomi is the Japanese name for a handle-less teacup used for daily (informal) tea drinking. Generally ceramic, it is taller than it is wide and has a turned (trimmed) foot. The yunomi should be held in one hand, with the other hand cupping the bottom for support, this way you are able to enjoy the warmth from the tea beverage. Generally used for green tea in Japan, which traditionally is served at a lower temperature (70°C) to our black tea (90°C).

Some of the yunomi below are small and could also be termed ‘guinomi’, which are generally used for sake. However, these are all meant to be interchangeable and guinomi could also be used for tea!