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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.

Size guide

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