Japanese Teacup (Chawan), Bone China, white, 120ml
Japanese teacup (Chawan), bone china, white, 120ml, 7,5 x 5,2 cm. The Japanese porcelain tea bowl in elegant white color with individual form design is perfectly suitable for the enjoyment of Japanese green tea or any other type of tea. The relatively small size is particularly beneficial for delimiting caffeine intake per cup or to fit tea samplings or larger tea rounds with limited teapot capacity.
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Japanese teacup (Chawan), white, bone china, 120ml, 7.5 x 5.2 cm. The small Japanese porcelain tea bowl in elegant white color and characteristic flat tapered design is perfectly suitable for the enjoyment of Japanese green tea or any other type of tea. The small size of this Japanese chawan tea bowl is particularly beneficial for tea samplings, to fit larger tea rounds with limited teapot capacity, or for delimiting caffeine intake per cup with extended samplings or in the case of caffeine-sensitivity.
The chawan, which is both the Chinese and the Japanese word for teacup, had been brought to Japan from China starting from the 13th century, but just as with their characteristic side handle teapots (Kyusu), the Japanese soon began to develop and produce their own design preferences, resulting in the typical tapered Japanese teacup as we know it and being popular in Japan today along with the taller and straighter “Yunomi” design.
Similar to the popular Chinese method of brewing tea in a gaiwan as an alternative to using a Chinese teapot, the Japanese chawan is often not only used to drink tea, but also to prepare it in the first place. This applies especially to Japanese Matcha tea, where Matcha tea cups are frequently used to prepare Matcha tea before drinking it from the same cup.