Description: This type of handleless tea cup is based on the Chawan, or tea bowl, which originated in ancient China and spread to Korea, Japan, and other parts of Asia. It is used most commonly nowadays for traditional Chanoyu (Japanese Tea Ceremony) as part of the meditative and performative experience around preparing Matcha, or powdered green tea. There are several bowl shapes used in the tradition; Margit’s hand-built Chawan closest resembles the rounder, footed Goki-gata. Many cultures around the world drink other types of tea from a tea bowl, especially tea types that require a cooler water temperature to steep for optimum flavour (less than 100°C) - green tea, oolong tea and white tea. This allows you to cradle the bowl in your hands as you sip without your fingers being burned. The versatility of the tea bowl shape lends it to other, less conventional uses: a bowl for sorbet or ice cream, hot soups, hot and cold cereals, etc.
White stoneware clay is incised with one of Margit’s unique designs. The tea bowl is painted with a white glaze and accented with a dark blue glaze.
Dishwasher Safe. No Microwave.
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Uses: Traditionally used for Matcha in Japanese Tea Ceremonies. Also excellent for white, green and oolong teas. In winter months, use as a small soup or oatmeal bowl - in the summer, use it to serve ice cream or sorbet.
Material: White stoneware clay, White glaze, Dark Blue glaze Accents
Every piece is individual, and may vary slightly by width, height, and capacity. All measurements are approximate.
Size (approximate): Height : 7 cm Width : 9 cm Capacity (approximate): Cups : 1 cup Milliliters : 240 ml Ounces : 8 fl oz
Hand-crafted ceramic teaware is the perfect way to honour and enhance your enjoyment of tea. Each piece is unique and draws upon Margit's love of tea and nature. More writeup to come...