The roundish tea bowl is a lovely example of traditional Chinese pottery known for its “hare’s fur” glaze. The pattern that occurs naturally during firing has been popular since the Song dynasty (960-1279) and is highly valued by today’s amateurs of tea ceremony. A thick clay body of the bowl retains the heat of the tea well and at the same time stays lukewarm from outside. An everted rim protects your lips and fingers from scalding. The perfect balance of size and weight of the vessel makes it a pleasure to hold it in the hand while enjoying your favorite brew.