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Stoneware・Shino・5 Day Wood-fired

This bowl is hand-thrown with Taiwanese clay mixed with iron oxide particles. It was glazed in shino, adjusted by the artist to express in dusty lavender. The bowl was then fired in a wood-burning kiln for 5 days.

The dark grey to lavender ombré of this bowl is its most unique feature. As the glaze moves down the bowl’s sides, it lightens in color. The thick glaze pooled at the unglazed foot, with a single shallow running drip. Artist signature is stamped on the bowl's 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: 70mm tall, 107mm diameter, 300ml volume・Artist: 廖國華

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