Japanese Tea Set - White Floral Tokoname-yaki Kyusu Teapot and Yuzamashi Water Cooler

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This Japanese Tokoname-yaki tea set includes one mould-made kyusu (teapot) and one yuzamashi (water cooler), each painted with white flowers.

The teapot's mesh strainer allows you to brew the most deeply-steamed fukamushi senchas without clogging up the spout, and the water cooler helps with adjusting water temperature when brewing sensitive 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.

Dimensions:

Teapot:
15.2cm (6in) - width
8cm (3.1in) - height
250ml - capacity

Water cooler:
15.8cm (6.2in) - width
7cm (2.8in) - height
220ml - capacity

Condition: Excellent

This vintage item ships from Thailand

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