This ‘Kurokusube’ Kyusu teapot is a signature design of Yokkaichi based ceramic studio Nankei.
It is made from 100% clay (apart from the mesh strainer) which is high in iron content. Iron is considered to enhance and mellow the flavour of Japanese Green Tea. The teapot is unglazed to help promote this effect.
The teapot is made of 4 parts which are crafted separately by specialist artisans. They come together to produce a perfectly balanced teapot made with exacting skill.
There is a choice of two filter types. Firstly, there is the traditional ceramic filter.
Alternatively, the screen mesh filter in the base of the teapot is a unique design ideal for Japanese green tea, as the leaves are often small. Additionally, as it’s raised slightly from the base, it stops tea from over-infusing and prevents extra cups, and/or steeps from becoming bitter.
The modern, yet classic design of this Kyusu makes it suitable for any interior or taste.
Capacity: 270ml (good for 1-2 cups of tea)
Size (Approx): Width (inc. handle) 165mm / Height 97mm / Diameter 85mm