Houhin Tea Set Black – Nankei Pottery
This stylish Houhin Tea Set is designed and hand crafted by Yokkaichi based ceramic studio Nankei Pottery.
A Houhin is perfect for teas that brew at cooler temperatures like Gyokuro or Sencha (70°C is recommended).
It is made from clay which is high in iron content. Iron is considered to enhance and mellow the flavour of Japanese Green Tea. The teapot is left intentionally unglazed inside to promote this effect.
It is baked at a high temperature so that it can be used for a variety of different teas without odour transfer.
It comes with 2 matching cups that fit neatly inside the teapot, making it perfect for travel or preparing tea outside. The cups are glazed with a light gray finish to highlight the colour of the tea.
**Please note: as these are hand crafted, actual product may differ slightly to the product pictured
Teapot Capacity: 120ml (50-80ml safe brew level)
Size (Approx): Width (inc. spout) 115mm / Height 60mm / Diameter 90mm
Cups Capacity: 50ml large / 30ml small
**To avoid any spilling from lid, start pouring at a gentle angle and tilt slowly
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Martin Urbanovsky –
Very high quality, by little signs you can clearly see that it was handmade. Great little tea-pot. Will be surprised if it doesn’t last me a lifetime 😀
Beautiful piece. If you’re on the fence about it, I can provide assurance that it is as nice and well-made as it looks.
Very happy with this tea set. Using for sencha and have made my best tea using this pot!
This is the perfect teapot to keep at my desk in the office and prepare fresh Japanese green tea. When someone wants to try some, I whip out the smaller cup to share. Perfect choice!
Joel Monteon –
My Houhin arrived in perfect conditions. Also perfect timing for me to use it for the first time with high-quality gyokuro. I love the design, this is the second teapot that I buy from this store and I like that the design matches with the kyusu I previously ordered.
Yuko is very kind and accessible, always answered my questions timely and thoroughly. Thanks again!