This is the perfect kyusu for making Japanese teas, especially green teas and sencha. The side handle and thick walls make is easy to handle and the high-fired clay doesn't leave any flavors to meddle with your infusion. The inside has a fine mesh strainer which will filter out leaves even from small leaf or fukamushi teas. This pot holds roughly 250ml, or 8 oz.
When steeping Japanese green teas, it is important to extract every last drop from the pot, as any water left will become bitter in the next steep. For that reason, this design makes is easy to shake out the last drop and get the best flavor out of your tea.
*TIP: Never put these pots in the dish washer and be sure to wash them after each use so the mesh doesn't become clogged.*
For those who value full transparency, this is the pot for you. Made from borosilicate glass that can withstand hot and cold water, this 125ml pitcher is great for almost any style of tea. It comes with a spring strainer inserted into the spout to strain out leaf particles but please be aware that if you steep small leaf teas like Japanese fukamushi, you will need to pour it through a finer sieve.
One of the best things about making tea is being able to witness the leaves reveal themselves as they steep. This pot allows you to see the transformation of the leaves and gauge the perfect time to pour as the liquor deepens.
Each cup holds 40ml, so the set will come with a free pitcher to hold the entirety of the steep so you can take your time rationing it into cups.
Please note that because of the position of the spout, you cannot fill the pot all the way to the rim. The maximum capacity is 125ml.
We only have a few pieces of this gorgeous hand-painted Jingdezhen stoneware. Each time I use this teaware it elevates my tea experience to a higher level of beauty and mindfulness. Having such thoughtfully crafted pieces forces me to focus a bit more and in paying more attention brings a deeper more conscious intention to my tea ritual.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind and meticulously painted with beautiful waves. The firing brings out some of the minerals in the clay, creating a small freckles in the glaze. The gaiwan holds 150ml and feels so natural being handled and poured. Each cup holds 50ml, so the tea sets will include a glass pitcher to pour into. The gaiwan is showcased beautifully on the matching plate which centers the eye and offers a practical and visually pleasing way to prepare and present the tea.
The go-to gaiwan for steeping almost any tea. This 150ml gaiwan is crafted from Jingdezhen porcelain and is perfect for solo sessions or tea dates. The sides are not too thin, so it doesn't get too hot to handle, plus the wide rim keeps the edges cool so you won't burn your fingers. The lid fits snug and doesn't slip when pouring, making it an all-around perfect pouring experience.
Each cup holds 75ml of tea, so two cups perfectly fit the gaiwan's volume. You can always get extra cups if you like to host tea parties.
Gaiwans can be either purchased on their own, or as a set with the cups included.
Simple and sturdy black ceramic tea tray with slotted bamboo top. Whether you prefer wet or dry tea service, this tray can accommodate your tastes, with just enough room for the necessities.