One clear signifier of humankind’s emotional dependence on hot drinks is the ubiquity of the “special mug”. We have become so attached to our own drinking vessel because it has just the right degree of chunkiness, weight, feel and hue, although heavier crockery generally makes its contents more satisfying. It seems that people expect to feel fuller when holding a heavy versus a lighter bowl, containing exactly the same amount of tea. People become dependent on their drink-ware because drinks somehow taste better, they are somehow sweeter or hotter. Do you have a special mug? Have you ever had to suffer through a day without it? Tell us about it.