The Whistler Collection by Raquel Castro is a beautiful tea set that combines the softness of cork with the sturdiness of earthenware. The cork surrounds the bottom half of each of the vessels, adding texture but also taking advantage of corks insulating properties by placing it where the user holds the vessel and also where the majority of the tea sits. Perfectly protecting the hand while keeping your beverage warm!
The Whistler tea set is named after the oldest cork oak tree in the world, The Whistler, which is located in the Alentejo region of Portugal and is part of a joint project between two Portuguese companies, Amorim Cork Composites & Matceramica. The project, called Alma Gémea (Love Story), was started to explore the possibilities of combining cork and ceramic into new and exciting products.
The Whistler collection is available from Loja de Estar.