Translating to "treasure jar" or "magical jar", the Hohin is a traditional teapot that is designed to offer a deep appreciation of the umami flavor, rich mouthfeel, and lovely jade color of Japanese Gyokuro. The Hohin is designed without a handle, making it suitable for teas like Gyokuro that require a lower water temperature for infusion. The spout has a ceramic filter inside to strain most of the tealeaves. It is perfectly acceptable, however, to allow some of the finer Gyokuro tea leaf to flow through into the cup. This adds to the luscious body and rich mouthfeel of high-grade Gyokuro.
Volume: 6oz (175ml)
Place 6-8g of Gyokuro or any other high grade Japanese tea into the stainless steel filter and pour cooled water, about 160°F, over the leaves. Leave the lid off while infusing. After about 20 seconds, place lid on the Hohin and decant slowly, allowing every precious drop to be enjoyed.