A bold, brick red glaze covers the neutral stone ceramic under-layer of the Akasaki Matcha Bowl, which complements the emerald matcha tea in artistry and taste. Crafted to compose matcha with no lumps, the Dragon Fruit Matcha Bowl pairs with a bamboo whisk to grant the invigorating jade beverage. 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 drinking the tea before you! Spec’s Material: Glazed, coiled ceramic Size: 3.”H, 4.5” Diameter Volume: Standard ceremonial bowl size Colors available: Brick red 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 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.