This bowl is hand-thrown with a blend of Taiwanese and Japanese clays, then high-fired with a thick aquamarine celadon. High firing temperature creates a thick, glass-like exterior with a beautiful crackling effect. These crackles on the glazed surface will deepen in color with use.
A dark iron-rich glaze is used as accent in this piece, most visible on the top edge, and both interior and exterior sides of the bowl. The profile of this bowl is almost a perfect square, with a small foot peeking through the skirt of glazing.
Traditional half-cylinder shape, with near straight sides. Slightly undulating top edge. Taper to a small unglazed foot. 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: 80mm tall, 105mm diameter, 310ml 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|