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Chawan Urushi Tenmoku

Chawan Urushi Tenmoku

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Learn all the secrets of the Chawan Urushi Tenmoku

This Chawan Urushi Tenmoku bowl adds a sophisticated touch to your matcha preparation routine. The style of this bowl artfully combines colorful glaze with austere earthenware. The bowl has a high waisted design with smooth grooves that make it easy to hold. If you want to feel like a Japanese tea master every time you make a bowl of matcha, the Chawan Haku-Shino is the right bowl for you!

How to use the Chawan Urushi Tenmoku

To prepare a bowl of matcha, sift the matcha powder into the Chawan Urushi Tenmoku bowl, add in the water, and whisk the tea until a light green foam starts to appear on the top.

  • icon of a strainer with quantity of matcha grams to add to prepare ceremonial matcha

    Step 1

    Start by setting a sifter on the Chawan Sakura Unofu. Add 2 grams or 1 teaspoon of powder into the sifter and push it through until you create a finely sifted layer of powder at the bottom of the bowl.

  • black icon of a teapot with temperature brewing instruction in degree for 70 degree celsius and 160 degree fahrenheit

    Step 2

    Heat up some water to a temperature of approximately 160 degrees Fahrenheit or 70 degrees Celsius.

  • black icon of a black teapot pouring water in a chawan bowl

    Step 3

    Add a small amount of warm water to the powder and stir until you get a smooth paste without any clumps at the bottom of the Chawan Urushi Tenmoku bowl.

  • black icon of a matcha whisk and a matcha bowl

    Step 4

    Add 100ml of water between 160-175 degrees Fahrenheit to the paste, gently mixing it in while scraping the sides of the Chawan Sakura Unofu to ensure it is fully combined.

  • black icon of whisk whisking matcha in a bowl

    Step 5

    Now, whisk the tea quickly with rapid zigzag motions using your wrist. With enough practice, you'll be able to create a light green foam on the matcha in a matter of seconds, which will enhance its smooth consistency and taste.

  • black icon of a matcha bowl on a plat

    Step 6

    Enjoy your bowl of matcha! You can either drink it directly out of the Chawan Sakura Unofu or pour it into a glass.

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100% Hand Made in Japan and Ethically Sourced

Crafted in Japan by talented potters, this Chawan Urushi Tenmoku bowl is handmade using traditional clayworking and glazing techniques.

japanese artisan working wit clay

Made out of premium raw materials

The Chawan Urushi Tenmoku is made out of high quality feldspar, quartz and clay from the Gifu region, which has been known for producing some of the best pottery in Japan since ancient times. This bowl is made using the Tenmoku style. The emphasis is on the ceramic glaze, where a number of distinct effects can be produced, some including an element of randomness that has a philosophical appeal in Japan.

Benefits of the Chawan Urushi Tenmoku

There are several benefits to making matcha with this Chawan Urushi Tenmoku bowl. The steeper sides make it easier to whisk the tea, which reduces the likelihood of spills. The thick clay adds a sense of importance to the tea ceremony and and if you preheat the bowl, it can help keep the matcha warm.

japanese artisan crafting a kyusu teapot

Where is this Chawan produced?

Information about the potter

The Chawan Urushi Tenmoku is produced in Japan and made from top quality Japanese clay.

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At Nio, ensuring a positive tea experience for every customer is our top priority. If the Chawan Urushi Tenmoku you receive doesn't meet your satisfaction, please inform us, and we'll happily send you a replacement.

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