This collection of Japanese tea pots, or Kyusu, are handcrafted in Japan by artisan craftsmen from the city of Tokoname, in the Aichi prefecture. Since the Edo Period (1603 - 1867), Tokoname has been a famed center for high-quality, artistic pottery. Each teapot is balanced, beautiful, and a pleasure to use, making it an essential and ideal tool for brewing loose leaf tea. Crafted out of special red clay from old rice fields and left unglazed, the teapots influence the flavor of the tea as it brews: the clay’s high-porosity results in a large surface area that releases more natural iron into the tea, reducing the tannins in the tea to remove some bitterness and produce a smoother finish.
The flat bottom of this particular kettle helps the tea leaves evenly spread out, making sure the leaves steep properly.
Care Instructions : Rinse with warm water after every use. Do not use soap.
Note: The logo of the maker is etched on the bottom of the kyusu (not shown)
L 7" x W 5.5" x H 3.5"
Max capacity : 10 oz