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Summer Blues "Chawan" Matcha Bowl

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The flat and open style of the Summer Blues Matcha Bowl was innovated to combine coolness with matcha tea for the summer seasons. Crafted to compose choice matcha with no lumps, the Summer Blues Matcha Bowl pairs with a bamboo whisk to grant the invigorating jade beverage. Bowl and whisk are sold separately. Preparation Instructions:
1. Add 1/2 to 1 tsp (or 2 bamboo scoops) to a ceremonial matcha bowl.
2. Add 3.5 oz. of 160 degree water.
3. Whisk rapidly until frothy.
4. Observe the world around you while you drink the tea before you! Spec's
Material: Glazed, coiled ceramic
Size: 2?H, 6.2? Widest" Diameter
Volume: Standard ceremonial bowl size
Colors available: Off-white with blue Matcha Tea - Matcha is derived from shade grown tea leaves and stone ground into an ultra fine, green powder. The brilliant flavor of matcha is attributed to sweetness from naturally occurring sugars, savor from the amino acid L-theanine, and bitterness due to the antioxidant catechin. Health Benefits Naturally occurring antioxidants, polyphenols, EGCG, and L-theanine in matcha boost the immune system. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23072320) Naturally occurring antioxidants assist in reducing levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, and hepatic glucose content in diabetic individuals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14518774) Naturally occurring L-theanine enhances alpha brain-wave activity, developing a calmer and more alert mind-state.