Kikumaru

Kikumaru

Tokoname Teapot

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This natural white clay kyusu teapot is perfect for any Japanese tea lover. Simple design with expert function, this teapot is used by Rishi Tea tasters to evaluate Japanese green tea samples before purchase.

Height: 2" (not including lid)
Diameter: 3.73"
Volume: Approx. 9oz
This teapot originates in the renowned kilns of Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.


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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Great little kyusu
By Nick H on May 20, 2014
Norman, OK, AL United States
This was my first Japanese kyusu and I have absolutely loved it so far. It is perfect for brewing single cups of tea. They say that the clay enhances the flavor of japanese green teas and it truly does. It took me a little bit to get the brews just right, but that was all part of the fun. I am actually very glad that I got one with a clay mesh filter. Worrying about getting tea particles in your cup is silly and the holes are small enough in this kyusu to where not that many get through anyways. I've found that even brewing fukamushi with this pot works out quite well. Yes, some particles get through but overall it enhances the flavor. Please buy this teapot, it seems to be very good quality and is well worth the money. Brewing with a kyusu is so much more fun than your standard brewing accessory. If you love Japanese teas, and do not have a kyusu, you are missing out.

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By Angela on August 26, 2014
Des Moines, AL United States
I had one of these for several years, and used it very often. It was my dedicated teapot for unflavored China greens (and occasionally some sencha or kukicha). When it was dropped onto our tile floor and shattered, I was very upset, because I had developed such an attachment. This is quite reasonably priced for what you get, as in looking for replacements most similar items from Japan seem to run in the $85-125 range.

The size of the pot, 9 oz, is quite nice, as I do not guzzle my tea, and green tea will go cold fairly quickly. I can't imagine making a bigger cup; even with this size the last few swallows were often too cold.

Aesthetically, I think this is quite elegant, and as it seasons over time, the contrast between the cool white outside and the darker inside is quite nice.

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