Hand-formed・Celadon glazed stoneware・380ml
High-fired aquamarine celadon glazed stoneware, hand-thrown with a blend of Taiwanese and Japanese clays. High-firing produced a glass-like sheen with a deep crackle that covers the thick glaze. 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, 100mm diameter