Glazed stoneware・5-Day Wood-fired
Thrown from dark stoneware dipped in white slip, with a gossamer glaze and blush of iron-rich plum-chun, these tea bowls call to mind the blankets of cherry blossom petals that carpet streets from Paris to DC to Tokyo, prompting thousands of springtime pilgrims to their shores. Each of Liao Guo Hua’s pieces are exceptionally tactile, inviting the hand to settle naturally into the strokes and curves of the form.
By no means quotidian, these are nonetheless pots for routine, daily use. We find ourselves reaching for the artist's work, again and again, imbuing a sense of grace and beauty into our daily tea drinking experience.
About Tea Bowls
In Taiwan, tea bowls are often used to drink loose leaf tea. 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. Fill the bowl 2/3 of the way to the top. Pour a steady stream of water over the leaves to help them settle to the bottom. Steep until leaves have just opened. Sip, and add more water if necessary.
Usage and care: Hand-wash only, without soap or detergent.
Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 120mm diameter, 300ml・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|