This unglazed, minimal shiboridashi is meant for special occasion teas such as gyokuro, where one brews a thick tea using just a few drops of water. The result is a viscous broth rich in flavor, aroma and texture.
Since this shiboridashi is unglazed, it will age over time with use—take care to only brew one type of tea in this vessel, as its clay is porous and will develop a flavor patina as well. That this shiboridashi lacks a lip to rest the lid reflects its master craftsmanship; the hand-thrown lid must be made to the exact specifications in order to rest level to the pot.
Junzo Maekawa is the 4th generation master of the Kenzan Kiln, which was established in the early 20th century.
We were able to get a hold of just a couple of these. We hope you enjoy this beautiful, functional piece of art.
Brews 50ml / 1.69oz
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.