This tea bowl by Zhang Yun Cheng is a study of the ceramicist’s skill in clay and wood-firing. The bowl is hand-thrown using untextured stoneware.
This bowl’s beauty is in its simplicity: it is completely unadorned and unglazed. A round shape tapers gradually to a small but stable foot. The smooth surface highlights the wood-firing effects: with some carbon trapping that appears as dark swaths against the golden surface. The iridescence comes from pre-seasoning by the artist.
Approximate dimensions: 80mm tall, 110mm diameter, 300ml・Artist: 張允澄
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, mild detergent is ok.
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|