Ivory Kyusu (Tokoname-yaki)
|Made in||Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Tokoname yaki)|
|Size||2.7" x 4" (excluding handle and spout)|
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. Weighing only 180 g, it is light and easy to hold. It is ideal as a kyusu for newcomers just beginning to acquire teaware, as well as for experienced tea connoisseurs.
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.
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
Beautifully handmade little Kyusu. Exceeded my expectations. It is delightful making sencha and gyokuro!
We bought lots of tea at ippodo in Kyoto recently (pre Coronavirus!) but hesitated to buy anything breakable. I’m so glad we waited and purchased when we got home to LA. This is such a beautiful piece- it’s lightweight- I have small hands and it’s easy to handle . It’s perfect for all our lovely teas, but best of all, it’s so pretty!