The Tokoname clay kyusu teapot, a testament to Japan's rich pottery heritage, holds a profound history that stretches back over 900 years to the elegant days of the Heian Period. Renowned as one of Japan's six original kiln styles, it has captured the hearts of tea enthusiasts with its unique qualities. Sourced from the Tokoname region in Aichi Prefecture, known for its pottery tradition, Tokoname clay teapots embody the local charm.
When brewing tea, Tokoname clay's porous nature interacts with the tea's tannins, diminishing bitterness. The result is a smoother, more balanced brew, allowing delicate flavors of the tea to shine through. But the beauty of a Tokoname clay kyusu teapot doesn't stop there. Over time, as you use it to brew your favorite teas, a transformation is taking place. The clay absorbs the teas, building a patina that tells the story of your tea journey. With each infusion, the teapot becomes more lustrous and alive, reflecting its owner's unique character and preferences. It becomes a faithful companion, adapting and evolving with you as you explore the world of tea.
A notable feature of this Tokoname clay kyusu teapot is its mesh lining filter integrated into its design. This filter ensures a smooth and seamless pouring experience, preventing the passage of even the tiniest particles and allowing only pure and aromatic tea liquor into your cup.
Holding the Tokoname kyusu teapot in your hands invites you to embark on a journey, exploring the nuances of flavor and aroma each cup of tea brings. With every pour, the teapot becomes an extension of your appreciation for the art of tea, a vessel that holds the history and spirit of the Tokoname region within its form.
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Japanese pottery, embracing the warmth that the Tokoname clay kyusu teapot brings to your tea rituals.
Material: Tokoname clay (常滑粘土), unglazed. Stainless steel filter mesh
NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning.
This teapot was the perfect addition to my tea space. I smile seeing it every morning. Easy to use and retains temp well!
Just a perfect teapot for those mulchy Japanese greens that always clog up everything else. Cannot recommend enough
I love using this teapot for brewing Japanese green teas and especially Sakura Sencha. It's the perfect size for a cup of tea. The side handle makes it easy to grasp and pour with one hand and the lid fits very well, the pot can be turned almost to 90 degrees and the lid stays on. I just use my finger to keep it on while I pour out those last drops. I'm very happy with this purchase.
I am kind of new to the “real tea” experience and I am shocked at the difference with the usual tea bags. This kyusu teapot makes delicious Gyokuro and Hojicha and using such an esthetically pleasant tool makes it even better.
Nicely packed and super fast shipping.
This is a great tea pot for the Genmaicha and Sencha teas that I've just started drinking. Had been brewing them Gong Fu style but this works much better for these teas and I prefer them prepared in a manner fitting the traditional style of their origin.
Look forward to trying many more Japanese teas.