Screen Mesh Filter, Ceramic Filter
Kyusu ‘Kurokusube’ Medium – Nankei Ceramics
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 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
Love all my KotoTea items – superb quality and excellent service.
Jon Christopher –
Phenomenal customer support and the teapot is top shelf quality! I can highly recommend this shop. Thanks a lot 🙂
Andrew F –
Great tea pot! It has lovely balance and is perfect for having sencha with! I also love the dark clay.
Beautifully made and eye catching! Charmingly adorable. Outstanding communication. Superfast delivery, and securely packaged. Very highly recommend. Thank you so much!
benjamin g. –
Incredible craftsmanship. I hope to have this piece for many, many years.
Arrived very quickly and the item is excellent
Panagiotis Ntolas –
My highest appreciation for your service ! Very fast shipment, safe and pro packaging, wonderfull tokoname Kyusu. Thank you
Sylwia Zielinski –
Speady delivery. Quality of the product – excellent! Highly recommended seller
Excellent seller, superfast and safe packed shipment, amazing tea kyusu ! Thank you
Joel Monteon –
A beautifully-crafted kyusu – a perfect balance of function and elegance. It arrived quickly and very well packaged. I’m enjoying a delicious cup of sencha from it as I write, and I’m sure I will continue to get much pleasure from this in the years to come.
Sanitpong Kosaipolkul –
This teapot is a beautiful addition to my morning routine of drinking green tea. Thank you to the artisan who crafted this specific teapot. And thank you to Koto Tea for the wonderful buying experience. The packing was very protective and thoughtful and shipping was very fast coming from Japan to Denver, Colorado.
Christopher L. –
Beautiful teapot and the innovative built in mesh screen at the bottom of the teapot really saves sensitive teas from over brewing. It’s a pleasure to brew in
K B. –
This tea pot is a piece of art – a beautiful object that brings my partner joy every day – this was a birthday gift (very well received!). Really well made, well packaged without the use of plastic, sent promptly from Japan to the UK.
Perfectly sized for a cup of fine green tea for two (or one thirsty person). Light, fine, artfully made and pours beautifully. Yuko was in touch to confirm preferred shipping within minutes of purchase, and within four days my order was with me from Kyoto to the UK. Fantastic seller, I’d definitely buy from Yuko again.
Nate Gallagher –
It leaks from the lid when pouring, which isn’t great. I miscalculated the size, not taking into account the volume tea leaves take up (oolongs) but that’s my fault – not the product itself. Conceptually, the mesh filter is a great idea and for the most part is a great feature of this pot. The only issue is that when pouring, you have to tilt the pot back and forth a few times to get all of the liquid out. It would have helped to have the mesh filter tilted upwards toward the water output to help with this issue, but I could see that clashing with the general design philosophy of Sankai Ceramics. A very minor form over function gripe.
The low placement of the water output hole inside the pot is possibly why it leaks from the lid when pouring, or it could be that the lid wobbles ever so slightly.
Other than the pour experience, it’s truly beautiful and the craftsman/woman-ship is lovely. It has a lovely tactile quality that brings me joy to use. I’m excited to see how this develops it’s unique patina.
Ursula Hofbauer –
I ordered 2 Haku Sumikannyu cups and a Kyusu ‘Kurokusube’ Medium, both from Nankei Ceramics. It is all beautyful caramic and I am very happy with it! Also shipping and delivery was fast and without any problems or delay. Even the wrapping paper was beautiful. I will sure order more items in the future!
A very nice Personn to speak and deal with, Then the Kyusu is awesome ! Im very happy, Thank you.
Zoe LeDonne –
This item is beautifully made and exactly what I expected. Packaging was extremely well done, and the item arrived safely. Thank you so much!
Absolutely Beautiful! I Love it! THANKYOU!