Glazed stoneware・5 Day Wood-fired
This bowl is hand-thrown with Taiwanese clay mixed with iron oxide particles. It received a deep black glaze, and fired in a wood-burning kiln for 5 days.
This bowl has a band of light gray on the mouth of the bowl. The side of the bowl exposed to open flame is rust-colored, marred, and almost leathery in texture. The iron oxide particles express as subtle flecks of gray on the black surface on both the exterior and interior walls. Where the bowl is unglazed - at the base and on the foot - the same particles express as rust colored flecks on the gray-brown clay.
This bowl is gently curved at the base, tapering to an unglazed foot. The artist’s signature is stamped on the base.
About Tea Bowls
In Japan, tea bowls are traditionally used to drink whisked powdered tea (matcha). In Taiwan, they are often used to drink loose leaf tea. We've adopted this latter approach. It's quite simple - and works wonders on most of our teas.
Simply warm a tea bowl, add tea leaves, and add water. We suggest using 1 to 2 grams less tea than our normal recommended dosage, and filling the bowl 2/3 of the way to the top. Adding a slow steady stream of the water over the leaves also help the leaves settle to the bottom. Steep until leaves have just opened. Sip, and add more water if necessary.
Drinking tea from a bowl is both casual, and elegant. It's also a very personal and comforting experience.
Approximate dimensions: 75mm tall, 105mm diameter, 360ml volume・Artist: 廖國華
More familiar with our old quantities? Here’s the conversion:
|Metric quantities||Ounce equivalent||Servings|
|30 grams (new size!)||1.05 oz.||5-8|
|60 grams||2.10 oz.||10-15|
|120 grams||4.20 oz.||20-30|
|240 grams||8.46 oz.||40-60|