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Gyokuro Kyusu Teapot. Handmade (Tokoname Clay)



Tokoname clay is a unique type of clay that is native to Aichi prefecture in northern Japan. It is one of Japan's six original kiln styles and dates back to the 12th century Heian Period. This unique clay is ideal for brewing Japanese green teas due to its porous structure and high iron oxide content. Due to its composition, Tokoname clay is highly valued for its ability to enhance the taste of tea by reducing bitterness and bringing out more sweetness – a gift that a true tea lover can appreciate.

The flat and wide shape of this Tokoname kyusu teapot ensures that tea leaves absorb water evenly and open up fully. Designed particularly for Gyokuro, a shaded Japanese green tea, this teapot's slow and steady pour allows for the full extraction of the umami flavor. The built-in ceramic mesh filter ensures no leaves escape, providing a clear and smooth tea experience.

This Tokoname teapot is a work of art handcrafted with skill and care by artisans in Aichi prefecture, where artisans have been dedicating their entire lives to perfecting their craft, generation after generation. These masters of clay work tirelessly to perfect their art, creating teapots that are as beautiful as they are functional. The level of craftsmanship that goes into each teapot is a testament to these artisans' love and dedication to their craft.

Tokoname teapots are not just any teapots. They are the expression of a culture that has been brewing tea for centuries. The beauty of this Tokoname teapot is not just in its shape and color but in its history and connection to the rich heritage of Japan's tea culture. This teapot is not just a tool for brewing tea. It is a celebration of the delicate flavors of tea and the mastery of the artisans who make it possible. With this Tokoname kyusu teapot, every sip can be turned into a moment of bliss, and every moment is a celebration of the beauty of life.


Capacity: 120ml / 4fl oz

NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning.

NOTE: This kyusu teapot is handmade. It makes each piece unique and one of a kind. Thus the kyusu that you will receive may slightly differ from the one in the photos.