This is your basic, no frills daily driver of Chawans. Sturdy, pragmatic, and elegant. 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: 2.5”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 antioxidant, catechin. This is the matcha tea info paragraph. It is the back of Marie’s handout but shortened. 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.