Small, modern tea cup (yunomi) designed in collaboration with Japanese design firm Sfera. Asahiyaki recommends this teacup for hōjicha, bancha, black tea and coffee.
Based in the historic city of Kyoto, Sfera is involved in a number of design-related activities that span Japan and Europe. They seek to create products that convey a modern aesthetic while utilizing the skills and sensibilities of traditional craft.
Before using it for the first time, soak it in water for 10 minutes to minimize staining.
3.46"D x 2.12"H. 150ml (5 oz).
Materials: Local clay (hanshi), black glaze.
Comes in a protective box.
From Uji, Kyoto, Japan.
You can find a similar tea cup with the glazes reversed here.
Read about Asahiyaki, our 16th generation ceramics studio based in Kyoto Japan.