The attractive tea bowl features a unique crackle glaze. The “antique” pattern was created with the help of so called craquelure technique when the glaze shrinks more than the clay. Note, that "cracks" have not only a decorative effect. If you continue to drink tea of the same type from the same bowl, brew will reveal more and more flavors and hues in the course of time. So the longer you enjoy the item - the richer the taste of tea. Thick clay walls keep the beverage hot without scalding your fingers.