so are the ice cubes melted by the time you pour into teapot?
what is the extra water added for?
I shouldn't say it was a matcha bowl. It was a ceramic bowl about the size of a matcha bowl which had a bit of a pointy lip. All it was was a bowl full of ice water, and he poured the iced water from that into the gyokuro teapot and let it set for awhile. No ice cubes in the teapot, but there was ice cubes still in the bowl. I asked him how long, he said, "however long it takes", lol.