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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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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 type of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness. The liquor has a pleasant nutty aroma and a flavor similar to chestnuts with a slightly sweet and citrusy after taste. Great combination of smoothness and intensity.
At the venerable age of 80, Japanese ceramist Gyokko is still an active artist whose energy do not seem to fade. He manages to keep in artistic vision: offering teapots that are both affordable, artisanal and complex.
Supported by his son and a few other artisans under his guidance, Gyokko specializes in affordable teapots: "My objective is to work together as a team in order to offer handmade teapots to everyone. I really believe that Japanese tea offers its full potential in this type of teapot."
Made with local clay from the coastal town of Tokoname, the teapot is not glazed thus the …
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