In Japanese tradition, green tea is served in a ceremonial way in a bowl called chashaku or chawan. Sisters Ceramics brings her aesthetic to this tea ritual for you to share and connect with others.
One of our customers explained the accepting and returning process: The host will present the tea bowl to you with the “front” of the bowl facing you (look for the maker's mark and remember where it is to stay situated in the front vs the back). You would pick up the bowl with your right hand and place it in your left palm for the host to pour or serve you tea. Etiquette is to bow once and raise the tea bowl to the host.
Rotate the bowl clockwise so the “front” of the bowl is not facing you anymore. Take a sip and compliment the host on the tea. After sipping your tea, make sure the front of the bowl is facing the host when you return it, and then bow to express your gratitude.