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Zen Brush "Chawan" Matcha Bowl

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Nothing beats black and white, even in terms of matcha bowls. The Zen Brush Matcha Bowl features a white background, covered with black, glazed paint brush strokes. The white background is revealed through a textured contrast in the middle of the bowl. Designed to form elite matcha with no lumps, the Zen Brush 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!

Material: Glazed, coiled ceramic
Size: 2.5?H, 4.2" Diameter
Volume: Standard ceremonial bowl size
Color: Black and white

About 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 antioxidants.

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.