Temperance Tea Cup functions under the guise of moderation by carefully hiding the user’s vice rather than actually promoting restraint. The cup provides the opportunity for users to secretly partake in alcohol consumption, all under the pretense of the wholesome activity of taking tea.
The teacup is built with a double hollow wall, and a small spout is located at the rim. A plugged hole in the foot acts as a drain, or a fill spout. The cup may be filled with two separate liquids, one in the hidden flask and one in the cup reservoir. When both are filled, the user can drink through the spout in the rim, and both liquids will pour and mix in the mouth.