Handmade Kyusu 350cc (Tokoname Hokuryu teapot)
We've chosen this simply elegant, zen-like Kyusu teapot as our go-to.
We are excited to offer it for shipping for its quality to price balance, pleasant feel, ease of use, and effective brewing ability.
This Kyusu is a Tokoname Hokuryu, hand-made by third generation producer, Mr. Tatsuo Umehara.
Umehara-san hand makes each lid to fit the teapot's body just right, leaving no crevice, thereby creating a nice feel when handling.
The mesh on the inside is fitted using the Obi-Ami style, wrapping around the interior surface like a belt to prevent clogging of tea leaves.
Tokoname teapots carry with them the tradition and history of Japan dating back to the Edo period, making them authentic for use in brewing Japanese teas or as a souvenir for lovers of oriental culture.
The clays used in shaping these teapots are naturally high in iron content; as the tea and water brew, the tea tannins come into contact with this naturally occuring iron, and the bitterness is suppressed, making it a beneficial brewing utensil.