From the richness and mellowness of the soil potatoes and all taproots reach a great size.
The faience of the Kioto artists never reached quite to the level of the Satsuma in quality of pdte and glowing mellowness of decoration; their materials were slightly inferior.
Two faults, however, marred the workfirst, the shapes were clumsy and unpleasing, being copied from bronzes whose solidity justified forms unsuited to thin enamelled vessels; secondly, the colors, sombre and somewhat impure, lacked the glow and mellowness that give decorative superiority to the technically inferior Chinese enamels of the later Ming and early Tsing eras.
The crushed ice will also enhance the mellowness of the beverage, changing its characteristics as the drink wears down.
Their taste can be somewhat bitter, nutty or acidic, a bit like roasted coffee beans, but their overall mellowness is suitable for balancing out dishes with stronger flavors.