Matchawan Tenshi is one of our unique ceramic matcha bowls from the very heart of Japan. The vessel, produced in Toki – a Japanese city located in the Gifo prefecture on the Honsiu Island – is an example of beautifully simple form, the essence of the spirit of the philosophy of tea ceremony, based on the quest for refined simplicity and purification of the soul.
Matchawan Tenshi stands out among other vessels with its intriguing, unevenly off-pink colour and the irregularity of the arrangement of the enamel. Its subtly dyed stripes bring to mind the circles on the marred water, giving the matchawan a sense of uniqueness and an optical depth. The bowl was produced in accordance to centuries-old tradition and made of highly resistant potter’s clay, stoved in a stone oven at heart of a Japanese forest. In Japanese, ‘tenshi’ means ‘angel’.
Matchawan is the most convenient vessel destined for matcha preparation, constituting an important element of traditional tea ceremony. The vertical walls and wide bottom allow one to easily blend matcha powder with water and quickly obtain the foam on the surface of the matcha drink.
Volume: 350 ml
Height: 7-8 cm
Diameter: 11-12 cm.
Country of origin: Japan.
As this is a handcrafted product, dimension and appearance may vary slightly.
MATCHA BAMBOO WHISK CHASEN
Traditional bamboo whisk or “chasen” is an indispensable tool of the Japanese matcha tea ceremony. The fine, handmade prongs are carved out in a single piece of bamboo. When using a chasen to whisk matcha it is best to keep a loose and relaxed wrist and make rapid zigzag motions in the shape of letter “W” or “M” – this helps to give matcha the ideal frothy texture.
WHISK HOLDER NAOSHI
The traditional matcha whisk holder is not only a beautiful element of the traditional Japanese matcha tea set. It is a very practical tool that helps your chasen dry faster and maintain its shape and durability.
Material: porcelain. Size: 7cm (height) x 6cm (diameter). Color: Onyx black. Dishwasher safe.
MATCHA BAMBOO SPOON CHASHAKU
Chashaku is the traditional Japanese spoon for serving matcha and an integral part of the matcha tea ceremony. The curved portion of the spoon is used to scoop a small portion of tea and place in a bowl (matchawan). The mixture is then whisked to uniform consistency using a bamboo whisk (chasen). The amount of matcha served depends on individual preference. The thin tea or “usucha” is prepared with one or two chashaku of matcha and approximately 100ml of water.
Material: Bamboo. Length: 18cm. Not dishwasher safe.