This unglazed kyusu is crafted by the Jinsui Kiln in Tokoname, the region most famous for its unglazed teaware. This teapot makes a wonderful tasting teapot for two, or a long tea session for one.
This teapot is made from a clay specific for Tokoname known as "shiro gome," or "white sesame."
This cream colored tea pot will patina with use; please take care to rinse all tea and leaves immediately after brewing if you wish to prevent staining. Tokoname teapots become glossy as you use them; because they are unfinished, the porous clay absorbs flavors from the tea it brews. We recommend preparing only green tea in them.
Brews 240 ml / 8 oz
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.
For additional instructions on how to use, please see our brew guide.