This tea set includes a Tokoname-yaki side-handle Japanese kyusu (teapot) and a handleless yuzamashi (water cooler, also called a katakuchi).
The teapot and water cooler are made from the iconic Tokoname red shudei clay and decorated with engraved plum blossoms.
The teapot's mesh strainer allows you to brew the most deeply-steamed fukamushi senchas without clogging up the spout, and the katakuchi is perfect for adjusting the temperature of the water when brewing Japanese green teas.
Tokoname-yaki (常滑焼) is a type of Japanese pottery that traditionally comes from Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The site of one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, pottery has been made in Tokoname since the 12th century.
Today, Tokoname ware is known for its iconic brick-red clay called shudei. Famously used in teaware and bonsai pots, this clay’s vibrant colour comes from its rich iron content. Tea steeped in unglazed Tokoname teapots is said to have a mellower taste.
14.5cm (5.7in) - width (including handle)
7.5cm (3in) - height
180ml - capacity
9.3cm (3.7in) - width
4.8cm (1.9in) - height
120ml - capacity
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