Ivory Kyusu - Left-handed (10oz)
White, with a smooth, warm texture, this ivory kyusu offers a nice contrast to our brown, rough-textured Yakishime kyusu. With its simple, straightforward design, and sporting Ippodo's attractive seal on its lid, this kyusu is sure to become a handy addition to your kitchen and table-one you will cherish long into the future.
Tokoname is a small city in Aichi Prefecture with a pottery tradition that goes back to the 12th century. Tokoname-yaki kyusu are held in high esteem, since the clay in this area is fine, producing lightweight works that feel soft and hold heat steadily.
Large, snugly-fitting lid.
The big lid makes adding and removing large amounts of tea leaves easy and prevents spilling by fitting snugly with the kyusu, making the teapot a joy to use.
The large, dome-shaped strainer with a generous number of closely placed small holes allows you to pour out every last drop without any clogging.
The tip of the spout is carefully shaped to avoid dripping after tea has been poured.
- Rinse with water before using for the first time.
- Do not use over direct heat or in oven or microwave.
- Do not expose to sudden temperature changes as that may cause teapot to break.
- The entire kyusu becomes hot when using it to pour hot water. Be careful not to burn yourself.
- Do not clean with steel wool or scouring powder as this may scratch the teapot.
- The strainer in the teapot is particularly delicate. If you wish to remove used tea leaves that have become attached to it, scrub them off gently with a brush.
- Do not leave tea leaves in the teapot for long periods of time or leave the teapot to sit immersed in water, as that may cause stains or mold to form.
- Use kitchen bleach to remove tea stains, and remember to rinse it off thoroughly afterwards.
- Clean and dry well before storing.
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First, im so happy that you sell a left-handed kyusu, and please keep selling them!! They are so hard to find since they are non-traditional.
Secondly, the teapot is wonderful!! This is my second left-handed kyusu, so i have a bit of a comparison. This one was remarkably light, which relieves any worry that the teapot’s handle may break from the weight. The ceramic filter works quite well for keeping a steady flow; if you are okay with small, fine grains of tea coming through, this is wonderful (and i am!). If you don't like any remnants in your leaves, you may be better suited to a mesh filter. It’s also very easy to clean with just water.
Now, the shipping /is/ expensive. I was sad when i saw i would be paying an extra 20 for shipping. HOWEVER!!! I got my teapot in less than a week, WAY quicker than i thought!! I was so happy, and it was packaged so well and carefully.
If you are left handed and looking for a great, practical, every-day kyusu, this is the one for you :).