Mineral Bowl Reserve, Four

Regular price $230.00

Hand-formed・Celadon glazed stoneware・290ml

High-fired aquamarine celadon glazed stoneware, hand-thrown with a iron-rich clay. High-firing produced a glass-like sheen with a deep crackle that covers the thick glaze. Dark iron-oxide flecked glaze distinguishes this bowl. Traditional half-cylinder shape. Subtle taper to a small unglazed foot. Artist signature is stamped on the bowl's bottom edge.

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: 78mm tall, 108mm diameter