*Special: The first new batch of Encha Wave matcha bowl our potter made in their new studio in the San Jose hills turned out to be a little different. The one on the top in the picture of two hands and two bowls. The blue interaction became darker and more subtle. The strip is not distinct. But the golden speckles are more noticeable. If you like the new one better, pls feel free to get it. There are 8 of them. We will add 6 free Encha matcha single packets (3 in ceremonial grade, 3 in latte grade) in a cute linen pouch as a free add-on to each darker-blue Wave bowl. Encha team will add the 6 free mini-Encha. No need to leave a note. More Wave bowls will come out next week, most likely having the original look.*
Encha Wave Matcha Bowl is the second beautifully hand-crafted ceramic piece by our local potter in San Jose, California. We wanted a matcha bowl for folks who like lighter colors, but with subtle sophistication. The natural interaction between the white and the black glazes during firing created a random blue speckled stripe. I used the first prototype on a family vacation in Hawaii when I took my parents to face and solve a family problem. It was then that “wave” came about as an inspiration.
People who are new to whisking matcha tend to be very gentle and afraid of making a splash. We also tend to be afraid of “waves” in our lives. Instead, you should feel free to whisk up a big matcha wave, as Encha matcha bowls are designed to provide ample whisking room. After the big wave, you can progressively slow down in W motion to create a calm micro-foam froth of your Encha tea.
Functionally, Encha Wave Bowl is designed in the same way as Zen bowl to be optimal for whisking your Encha Organic Matcha:
Enjoy the Wave!