This small kyusu for one is made from shudei, or red clay, from the famed ceramics region of Tokoname in Japan. Clay from this area is high in mineral content, resulting in a rounder, thicker bodied cup of tea. This Japanese teapot is referred to as a hiramaru style, meaning flat and round.
Tokoname teapots become glossy as you use them; the porous clay absorbs flavors from the teas it brews. We recommend preparing only green tea in them.
Brews 180ml / 6oz
Before first use, rinse it in hot water then let it dry completely. Avoid placing in a place with high temperatures, such as a microwave, oven, or stove. Hand wash only with warm water—do not use soap.
After use, always let it dry completely. If stored while still wet, it might develop a damp smell or mold.