oak wrote:Chip has many different tea cups, and with different sizes. Could anyone tell me when to use a size and when another? or where I could read about this issue?. Thank you.
Hi oak, I´m very noob but I can tell you some things, if I make mistakes please correct me.
It´s depend on the type of tea. For japanese greens I think 200 ml is a good size (normally they are brewed over 3 times(600ml), It´s depend on the quality of tea) I think the normal size of japanese teacups is 200ml . For chinese green I think the same volume is right, but you can use what you want with all teas hehehe, no rules....
Some people use gong fu style (small teapot, like my last picture and small cups, like 40 or 50 ml for one person, although a 80-100-120ml teapot is good for one person too, the bigest better for oolong teas because the leaves open inside the teapot and the volume of water you can add is lesser) for chinese greens, although this style is used pretty much for oolongs, pu-erh and black teas.
Chawans or tea bowls are used for matcha tea, they originated in Japan but there are western artisans who do these beautiful pieces too.