Not only the taste
If possible, Japanese teaware, although not mandatory is recommended for an authentic and successful brew and a memorable green tea experience because the size of teapots and cups are perfectly adapted.
Also, some materials used in Japanese and Chinese teaware will further improve your brewing, especially natural red / purple clay teapots and iron cast kettles.
In general, small-sized utensils are recommended. For preparing matcha in particular, if you try to use Western utensils, the tasting results can be affected.
Enjoying the use and sight of teaware you like is a complete part of the traditional tea ceremony in Japan. Take the time to truly appreciate the forms, colors and textures of your utensils.
And if you can't find any adapted teaware nearby, you can check out our selection of tea utensils and teaware !
A sample of Japanese traditional teaware during a learning session in Higashi-Sonogi - Nagasaki Prefecture