I wrote a book on this subject. Honestly I did. And the answer is yes, they are different. It’s very rare that a purchase like this does not incrementally change the takeover target until it is unrecognisable and just another outpost of their masters.
I think that’s bollocks. There is no right or wrong answer to matching tea to drinking vessels. I use everything between a 40ml clay bowl and an imperial pint glass based on how much I want to drink, how much is in the pot, or what ever is nearby.
Matching cups to moods, however, makes much more sense.
I agree with @identitea ! If it’s the book I think it is, the author asked me to proof read it but that coincided with my recent hospitalisation and illness, so I just never did. I can hardly bitch about it know.
But just yesterday, I saw that same advice given by one of my local competitors. Amateurs!