The teapot's built-in ceramic sasame filter is perfect for naturally straining tea, with a wide shape for faster pouring and less clogging.
Made by Tosen Kiln (陶仙窯).
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.
The porcelain Mino-yaki yunomi (tea cups) have an elegant simplicity and hold around 60ml of tea each, perfect for high-end sencha, gyokuro, or gong fu brewing. The pure white of porcelain lets you see the true colour of the tea.
Mino-yaki (美濃焼,) is a type of Japanese pottery produced in Mino Province in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Since the introduction of mass production in the Meiji period (1868–1912), Mino ware accounts for around 50% of Japanese pottery produced today.
15.4cm (6.1in) - width (including handle)
8.5cm (3.3in) - height
250ml - capacity
7.25cm (2.9in) - width
5cm (2in) - height
60ml - capacity
This Japanese item ships from the United States