This is a lovely low matcha bowl crafted from blue glass and decorated with gold leaf around the rim. Since some of the gold decoration ‘spills over’ to the bowl’s interior, you will be able to enjoy its glistening properties as you drink. Due to the thickness of the glass, the bowl feels study and substantial in the hand, not delicate and unsteady. The glass is textured on the outside, making it easy to hold. On the inside, the bowl is completely smooth, so no damage will come to your whisk’s delicate tongs during your matcha making.
Glass, while less commonly used than clay for matcha bowls, is a great material for crafting all types of teawares. It is impermeable, which means that a bowl made of glass will not absorb the flavor of the tea prepared in it. This characteristic makes a glass matcha bowl quite versatile, since you can use it for more than just tea. Glass is also very easy to clean and care for. Since it is transparent, glass allows more light into the vessel, allowing you to fully appreciate the color and appearance of your freshly whisked matcha, and its foam.
An elegant rendering of a classic ‘summer bowl’ shape in a less conventional material.
Please Note: Slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.