Tezumi Insights

Where Japanese teaware is produced: A guide to Japanese ceramics

Japanese teaware comes in a huge variety of shapes, colours, glazes, and decorations. These styles are often closely tied to the various local pottery traditions that create these beautiful pieces of functional art. As the country with the oldest known pottery tradition, Japan is home to hundreds of ceramic production areas scattered across the archipelago, each with its own distinct clays, glazes, and decoration styles. 

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Matcha makes the world go round - How to make Usucha

Usucha (or 'thin tea'), known for its vibrant green colour and creamy texture, is the most common way to drink matcha (we'll talk more about Koicha, 'thick tea' later). While it may look sophisticated, its actually very easy to make!

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Susumuya - Saemidori Sencha 2019: Review

This sencha from Susumuya has been our go to fukamushi throughout the year, offering a punchy taste with some interesting top notes.

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Types of Japanese Teapots

Like its tea, Japan's teaware can be complex and confusing for the uninitiated, so we'd like to take some time to introduce three of the main types of Japanese teapots and explain what makes each of them unique and useful. 

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Taking Care of your Teaware

Cleaning tea stains can be a chore, so why not prevent them from accumulating in the first place? Proper care of your teaware will ensure years of enjoyable use.

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