Moon watching parties and festivals abound the world over—and with good reason! There’s nothing quite like drinking in the light of a full moon, is there? It’s magical and fun in just the right proportions. And now, thanks to the Korean design company Tale, you can buy the perfect glasses for your next moon viewing party!
These beautiful Moon Glasses mimic the phases of the moon as they’re filled, going from a new moon to a full moon as your pour in your liquid of choice.
An award-winning Korean design company established in 2010, Tale Design offers a number of fashionable items through their website, but one of their most striking is the Moon glass. A “ceramic liquor glass for traditional rice wine,” the Moon glass is a festive take on typical liquor cups that will enliven any moon-viewing party!
Though the design isn’t exactly complicated, it certainly is beautiful in its simplicity. The inside of the ceramic glasses have a sort of bulge so that liquid creates the phases of the moon as it flows in. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lunar month to fill a cup though!
To get the maximum effect, Tale recommends using white liquors like nigori-zake, though we suspect the Dude’s favorite, White Russians, would work just as well. And if you’re not a drinker, you can always just use milk!
You can purchase the ceramic glasses via Tale’s online shop. A set of two small glasses (80 milliliters/2.7 fluid ounces) costs US$24 and a set of two large glasses (170 milliliters/5.7 fluid ounces) is $30, though it probably won’t be cheap to have the glasses delivered to your home, as they’re sent from South Korea. However, if your order is over $100, you won’t have to pay for shipping, so you might as well get two of both sets and have enough for all your friends and family!
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For those living in Japan, Amazon Japan also offers the cups for a significantly lower price. They also have white versions, which look like they would go well with green tea, though don’t really look “moon-like,” if you ask us.
The large versions are 1,790 yen (about $15) and the small versions are 1,490 (around $12.35) via Amazon Japan, including domestic shipping. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they’ll ship internationally, so now might be a good time to make friends with someone who lives in Japan.