Teacups have a wide-open rim that tapers down to a small base and the handles are designed to hook a single finger. The saucer is useful for protecting surfaces from possible damage due to the heat of a cup, and to catch the overflow, splashes, and drips from the cup, thus protecting both table linen and the user sitting in a free-standing chair who holds both cup and saucer. Pick a matching multi-piece set if you're hosting an afternoon tea – a complementary teapot completes the kit. Eastern-inspired patterns nod to the birthplace of chai, while neutral tones will bring your cup of tea a modern look. A great selection is available on The Best of Zambia.