A chawan is bowl used to prepare and drink matcha tea.

  • Typically ceramic.
  • Also known as a "matcha tea bowl".
  • Is a type of matcha tool.
chawan features - ceramic, stable bowl for matcha

Chawans are very useful to have in the kitchen. The most common use is for matcha tea.

Chawans have been used for thousands of years. They work for teas like matcha particularly well. Some of the steps taken to prepare matcha require more space than a tiny tea cup provides.

Using a chasen (matcha whisk) to stir in a chawan is a traditional way to prepare it.

matcha bowl with tea being whisked by chasen

In addition to the whisking, there is also the sifting of the powder which is made easier when you have a nice wide opening that bowls provide.

How to use a Chawan to make matcha tea

four stages of chawa use are shown
  1. Gather your Matcha tools.
  2. Add matcha powder.
  3. Add hot water.
  4. Stir until frothy.

Brands / Products

Hinomaru Collection - Chawan


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Affordable and beautiful. This chawan is part of the Hinomaru Collection, there are many great designs to choose from.

Kaneta Tenmokunagashi Matcha Chawan


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This is a great chawan recommended by Amazon and ships quickly.

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