From an organic culture on Kyushu Island, this tea is produced by pan-fried method (kamairi), instead of the conventional Japanese method of steaming. This style of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness, exempt from the typical astringency found in Sencha style teas.
Cup from l'Arbre et la Rivière | Hermine
Geneviève Boudreault and Matthieu Huck understand the Art of Tea, they create work that blends functionality with nobility.
Inspired by the Japanese "nuka" glaze, traditionally produced from rice husk ash, the surface of this cup is embellished by all the beautiful nuances of wood firing. The glaze color is reminiscent of the ermine’s coat that varies with the seasons to be completely white in winter.
The artisanal aspect of these cups make each one a unique piece so colour and form may vary from one cup to another, part of the beauty of hand made ceramics.
Diameter: 7.75 cm Height: 7.75 cm
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