Friday, December 17, 2010

Tea scoop

At this week’s tea lesson, our master showed us a part of her tea scoop collection. Tea scoop is a utensil to scoop and move matcha from a tea container to a teabowl at a tea ceremony. The common tea scoop is made of bamboo with a knot at the middle. We only used the common type of tea scoops during the lesson which is composed of just two scoops from the right. The three from the left are higher-grade tea scoops which are used at some certain tea ceremonies. These tea scoops without a knot are called shin type. What our master has are made of wood, turtle shell or ivory.

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