I just received my yunomi and chawan a couple days ago, and I haven't been able to take my eyes off of them since
. I must say that the ippuku-chawan is perfect for my daily oolong or green tea, and it's a total pleasure to use. The Hagi glaze around the rim feels so soft and smooth on my lips, while the rough textures of the "mountains" and base make a perfect contrast. I knew it would look even nicer in person, but this is truly an outstanding vessel for appreciating tea -- especially floral oolongs like Baozhong. I toss a couple leaves in the chawan and casually enjoy the aroma while I refill it throughout the afternoon. Perfect!
I haven't had any time to use the yunomi yet, but I love how it fits perfectly on the trivet as well. Its color is little more bronzen than I was expecting, but it fits so well in my hands, I have no complaints. I think it'll really sparkle once I can enjoy a cup of tea outdoors without worry of it freezing/cracking.
Truly outstanding craftsmanship present in both of these pieces -- can't say thanks enough, Bill!