Youhen Ibushi Matcha Bowl
$ 45.00 USD
As tea-making has become an art form over the centuries, so have matcha bowls themselves become works of art. The organic, undulating shape of traditional matcha bowls is designed to create the smooth, frothy consistency beloved by tea enthusiasts. Because of its essential role in the Japanese tea ceremony, a tea bowl is traditionally considered one of the most graceful and treasured items in your home. This raw, angular piece is handmade in the traditional Youhen Ibushi ceramic style with a primitive, textured surface reminiscent of cooled lava.
How to Use: To prepare matcha, pour boiling water into the tea bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add ceremonial-grade matcha using a bamboo ladle. Using a chasen (bamboo whisk), whisk vigorously in an "M" shape until the matcha reaches a creamy froth. Sip directly from the bowl. For best results, use ceremonial-grade matcha, a bamboo ladle, and an 80- or 100-tip chasen.
Materials: Clay, food-safe glaze
Dimensions: 4.5" D x 3" H
Care: Owning a matcha bowl requires thoughtful handling and care. Because of their handmade quality, these bowls are not suitable for the microwave or dishwasher and should be rinsed and thoroughly dried immediately after use. Be careful to avoid rapid changes in temperature as it may encourage glaze cracking.