This simplistic, yet detailed kyusu is a great companion for any Japanese tea lover. It's jet black finish is accented with facet cuts around the outer sides and the curved handle fits perfectly in the palm. Inside, the mesh strainer wraps all the way around to prevent even the smallest tea particles from slipping into your cup. Traditionally, these pots are used in conjunction with a yuzamashi to cool the water before steeping the tea, but it works great on it's own as well, especially if you have a temperature-controlled kettle.
This particular kyusu holds about 250ml, or 8oz. It has a modern, yet classic style and will fit in perfectly with an array of different teaware.
*TIP: Never put these pots in the dishwasher and clean well after each use to prevent the mesh from clogging.*
Back by popular demand! 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. 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.
Matching cups are available separately
Hand crafted genuine Jingdezhen clay for those who appreciate the beauty in details when making tea. These pieces are each unique and incredibly lightweight. The textured clay is porous and will "drink" the tea, seasoning over time. There is a faint network of surface cracks along the glaze that will get darker with each steep and create a tea egg pattern typical of Ruyao glazes.
These ceramic cups are styled after the traditional arare tetsubin pattern but without the weight of being cast iron. Holding 4oz. or roughly 100ml, they are a great in-between size for drinking tea. Two of these cups perfectly holds the volume of our different kyusus, making it a tasteful addition to your serving setup. T
*The wooden tray is not included but can be purchased separately*
Yuzamashis are great tools for making tea. They are typically used to pour hot water into to cool it down until it is a suitable temperature for brewing sencha, gyokuro, and other teas that require lower temperatures. They are very handy if you don't have a kettle with an thermometer, as the water is typically ready to use when you can rest your hands on the outside without the heat being uncomfortable. They are also convenient to pour the tea into if the capacity of your cups is less than the vessel you are steeping in. If you regularly use a kyusu to make your teas, this will be a welcome addition to your teaware family.
This yuzamashi is rather large and holds roughly 12oz, making it a good addition for those who like to steep in larger pots.
*The wooden tray is not included, but can be purchased separately*