Matcha Tea Bowl (Chawan)
|Bowl Size||D 5" x H 2.5"|
|Made in||Gifu Prefecture, Japan (Mino-yaki)|
|Note||Bowl color may differ slightly from the images due to the firing process|
Matcha is most often made directly in a bowl called a chawan, or a tea bowl, and then consumed directly from the bowl, holding it in both hands. This simple, Ippodo-designed white chawan is the perfect size for daily matcha use. Using a wide-mouthed and deep bowl like this one will make the wide motion of whisking matcha easier, whether you are making regular usucha matcha, or koicha thick matcha. This round bowl is also light, and it feels satisfying to hold in your hands.
The simple white glaze showcases the deep color of the matcha, and a subtle hakeme white brush stroke adorns the side of the bowl.
After use, cracks will begin to form in the glaze naturally, and over time the bowl’s color will begin to deepen in a unique pattern. This change is meant to be cherished as a sign of a well-loved chawan.
Beautifully displays matcha’s color
Subtle seal on the bottom
Beautiful to the eye and to hold. It’s very special.
In the photos this looks like a fairly basic bowl but in person it is even more beautiful than the photos. I was so pleasantly surprised :)