Ivory Kyusu (10oz)
This is ideal as a kyusu for newcomers just beginning to acquire teaware, as well as for experienced tea connoisseurs. Holding 300 ml, it's a convenient size for preparing all types of Japanese tea, from refined gyokuro and sencha teas to popular bancha teas.
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-yaki (Aichi Prefecture)
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.
Handling and Care
- 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.
How to Clean
- 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.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I am pleased with the delicate care of this ceramic tea pot. It has a beautiful form and makes delicious tea.
Looks great, makes tea, can't complain
makes a perfect cup of tea - enhances the ritual of brewing the tea. overall, a beautiful teapot with wonderful hand feel.
I had my eye on this teapot for awhile and I am so glad I decided to get it. It is the perfect size to have tea for one. I also love that it has the built in straining capability as I always like to brew loose leaf teas. It goes perfectly with my minimalist decor and I also like having a handcrafted teapot versus something that doesn’t feel special to me. Ippodo is my go to shop for anything tea, I am a huge fan!
I had the great opportunity to have tea at Ippodo in Kyoto and regretted not buying a Japanese tea pot when I was there. I was so excited to see this teapot available. It works well. It cleans easy. I have never had a tea pot before and it feels very lightweight and I am very careful when I clean and store it so it does not get damaged. It's the perfect size as well.