This distinctive black semi-gloss glazed matcha bowl is an artistic representation of an interesting geological phenomenon known as a moraine. As glaciers move across a landscape, they can pick up, move and redeposit large amounts of rock and soil. This redeposited material is called a moraine. The spotty black glaze and slightly textured surface of this tea bowl represent the moraine while the whisps of white glaze depict the receding glaciers. This is a dramatic coloration for a chawan and the foamy green of the whisked matcha tea is exquisite against this dark background color.
***Customers who purchased this bowl prior to 10/2020 under the name ‘Glacial Moraine Matcha Bowl’, please note that the design has changed. The updated version is less textured, slightly shorter and has more of an oil-spot appearance to the glazing. The photographs are all of the new current version***
NOTE: Each of these matcha bowls features this glaze in the colors shown. Bear in mind that each individual tea bowl will be its own unique expression of this glaze/color palette.