We worked with a local potter in the San Francisco Bay Area, who loves matcha bowls. The result of this collaboration is an Encha Zen matcha bowl. We modeled the shape and aesthetics after the traditional zen bowl with a minimalist matte appearance.
Functionally, we crafted Encha Zen Bowl to be optimal for whisking matcha:
The subtle bell shape in the bottom offers more room for whisking up a matcha wave.
The inward-curved top helps control splashing and is consistent with the zen meditative style.
The size of the bowl is perfect for whisking your Encha, about 4.5" in diameter and 3" in height with about 18-20 oz total capacity. And, it is easy for you to eyeball the amount of water to put in the bowl, about 1/3 of the bowl.
The earthy and smooth ceramic feels wonderful in the hands.
The color is matte black in dim light and shows a subtle purple-brown hue in bright light.
Each bowl is hand-crafted in California with its own natural subtle variation. Each is unique.