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Natsume (Source:Wikipedia)

Natsume (棗) are lacquered tea containers usually made of bamboo wood. It is used in Japanese tea ceremonies as a vessel for Matcha if thin Matcha (Usucha) is prepared. For thick Matcha (Koicha), however is Chaire used.

Natsume derives from the jujube fruit (called natsube) which the shape resembles.

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