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matcha tumblers

We really like using a single vessel for both making and drinking matcha. We've designed the shape of these matcha tumblers to maximize fine crema when preparing matcha with our handheld whisk, and turned to some of our favorite ceramicists to throw, glaze, and fire them in their signature styles. Please note: because each piece is truly one of a kind, expect slight variations.

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    Handthrown by the inimitable Ken Standhardt, and painstakingly shaped with a variety of handmade steel-tipped tools. A true work of art... SHOP

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    Elegance incarnate from one of Japan's most distinguished ceramicists, Onimaru Yusuke. The snifter shape captures beautiful matcha aromas...SHOP

  • Onimaru Dark

    Another beauty from Onimaru Yusuke. Designed to capture beautiful matcha aromas, and does it ever succeed... MORE

  • Fayt Honey

    Diana Fayt weaves together her talents as a ceramicist, painter, sculptor, and printmaker in these robust yet intricate tumblers... MORE

  • Fayt Grooved

    Diana Fayt's second exclusive offering for us. Another etching in clay -- the grooves seduce! Absolutely perfect for extra-thick bowls of matcha... MORE

  • Koide Satin

    Berkeley-based Kiyomi Koide created these creamy, satiny, generously sized tumblers for us, and we couldn't be happier with them. White porcelain, creamy white glaze... MORE

  • Koide Raw

    Another beauty from Kiyomi Koie. The chocolate stoneware clay exterior is completely unglazed, giving it an earthy, rough-hewn feeling that captures a certain matcha mood... MORE

  • Curth 3D

    This delightful piece was actually "printed" in a 3D printer, designed and built by Sandy Curth especially for us. Custom software written by Sandy as well... MORE

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    Handcarved stoneware with white glaze from LA's Jennifer King, who is widely known for her playful approach between sculptural and functional ceramic forms... MORE

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    These monochromatic matte gray-white tumblers are simply beautiful. Hand-thrown exclusively for us by renowned Belgian ceramicist Stefan Ferlin... MORE

  • Piper Blue

    Matte speckled blue beaker, created by ceramicist Piper Christine especially for us with her signature "cowbird" glaze that resembles a wabisabi robin's egg... SHOP

  • Birch

    These compact matte beauties that resemble thin birch trees were thrown for us by the amazing David Ernster... SHOP

  • Berkeley Shino Cream

    Beautiful and sturdy -- these things are built to last. Stoneware in the Shino (Gifu Prefecture, Japan) tradition, made with love by Shino maestro Shawn Kam... SHOP

  • Berkeley Shino Grey

    Another gorgeous piece made by Shino maestro Shawn Kam. A soft grey with metallic accents that feels wonderful in the hand... SHOP

matcha bowls

We've asked several ceramicists we love to create very special matcha bowls for us. The pleasure in drinking world-class matcha from these bowls is almost boundless.

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    These exceptionally handsome bowls come from a family-run kiln co-op in southern Gifu Prefecture (Japan) made from clay in nearby Tokoname. Very limited supply. SHOP

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    These lovely bowls from master ceramicist Jonathan Braun--whose handmade kiln is just up the road from Breakaway Matcha HQ here in San Anselmo, CA--bring us endless pleasure. SHOP

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    High-fired stoneware from Mary Mar Keenan, one of our favorite San Francisco based ceramicists. Each piece is hand-thrown with brushed on glazes... MORE

  • Matcha Bowl Ray Morales - mojave

    Also from the great Ray Morales. The neutral colors in the glaze set off the matcha brilliantly. Understated and elegant. Each piece is different... MORE

  • Matcha Bowl Ray Morales blue-gray

    Another Ray Morales masterpiece. Sparse and soothing, light and beautiful. Pure delight as a matcha vehicle... MORE

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    Handmade in the UK from English bone china. Though you can see sunlight through the bowl, it's sturdy and absolutely lovely to hold... MORE

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    These lovely stoneware cups--sort of halfway between a bowl and a cup--have a textured exterior and smooth-glazed interior for easy cleanup... SHOP

matcha tea tools

Making a dreamy cup of matcha in the breakaway style requires a few basic tools. Try to keep them altogether, in a tall pretty cup, say; that way, whenever you feel like having some matcha, you simply reach for the cup, and all the tools remain in one convenient place.

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      Make things easy on yourself -- have all three tools arrive in your mailbox! You'll get the frother, the sieve, and the scoop at a nice discount... MORE

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      Made of quality bamboo. One large heaping scoop is roughly 1 gram, the perfect amount for one cup of matcha... MORE

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      It doesn't get much more traditionally prized in Japan. Made in the town of Takayama, in Nara Prefecture... MORE

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      Is our original matcha scoop just not big enough? Each heaping scoop yields roughly 3 grams of matcha. MORE

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      Working directly in the creamer, this stylish frother from Prepara takes just 10 seconds or so to make a perfectly frothed cup of matcha... MORE

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      This elegant small sieve creates a perfectly smooth matcha brew. It's necessary to sieve matcha because it will clump up if you don't... MORE

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      Need the perfect bottle for whipping up some coldbrew? Here is it. We selected these H2Go Inspire tall, thin bottles to create the perfect crema... MORE

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      The ideal way to store matcha. These violet-black jars are designed to block all UV light, and matcha seems to retain its vibrancy much longer... MORE

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      Our extra large storage jar is perfect for storing super-sized portions of matcha. It holds up to 350 grams...SHOP

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      We were fortunate to find this made-in-San Francisco gem from the lovely Christina Weber of Studio Patro. It's 100% linen... SHOP