Mid-fired celadon glazed stoneware, hand-thrown with Taiwanese clay. Controlled firing gives the thick celadon glaze a beautiful, nearly matte sheen that is exceptionally smooth to the touch. Crackles criss-cross the glazed surfaces, and will deepen in color with use. Traditional half-cylinder shape. Undulating top edge. Subtle taper to a small unglazed foot. Artist signature is stamped on the bowl's base.
Usage and care: Crackles will continue to deepen in color with use. Hand-wash only.
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, 100mm diameter