Matcha Tea Bowl (Cracked Mint)

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¥7,400

Please note the cost stated is per piece and is available in limited quantities as it is handmade.

This exquisite handmade piece of pottery features an intriguing cracked finished. The glazing is with a unique distribution of minerals that finishes with a greenish-white. The height of this bowl is slightly shallower as compared to your standard matcha bowl, which means you may use it as a serving dish as well.

Taking care of your Matcha tea bowl:

  • Soak the bowl in lukewarm water to moisten the clay. This will also help to reduce any astringency and prevent stains.
  • As the product is water-absorbent, we highly recommend washing your matcha tea bowl thoroughly with clean water after use.
  • Once properly cleaned, dry your tea bowl before storing it. 
  • More on Tea Ware Care here.

We hope that drinking matcha from this bowl will warm both your heart and soul. Enjoy the warmth of your matcha in a complete visceral experience. 

(This matcha bowl is 5.5cm in height and the mouth is 12cm in width)

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Shigaraki, Japan

Pottery is often the craft of choice for tea farmers during winter, as the nature of this season brings field work to a lull.

Take a fifteen minute drive from d:matcha Kyoto's organic tea fields in the Yubune Region of Wazuka Town to reach the Shigaraki area. The kilns in this area are considered one of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan. While famous Shigaraki-ware includes tanuki figurines, this area has a long-standing history in local pottery traditions.

The use of Shigariki-ware in tea ceremonies was normalised after tea master Murata Juko instructed for these items to be used. The natural characteristics of Shigaraki-made teaware poignantly reflected the wabi-sabi aesthetics and principles of sado.

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