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Glazed stoneware・5 Day Wood-fired

This bowl is hand-thrown with Taiwanese clay, glazed in shades of dark brown, ochre, and umber. It was then fired in a wood-burning kiln for 5 days.

The long firing time transformed the surface of this bowl, giving it the appearance of melting wax. One side of the bowl appears to have been affected more by the wood-fire, with a thick layer of fly ash covering the subtle earth tones of the glaze.

Cylindrical bowl, with a taper towards the 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: 78mm tall, 110m diameter, 360ml volume・Artist: 廖國華

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