This teapot is simple in appearance but is made excellently for brewing tea.
Name: Kyusu Tea Pot 'Yakijime' Large
Japanese Name: 萬古焼 至高急須 （大） 焼き締め
Size: body width: 12 cm (4.72 in); top diameter: 10 cm (3.93 in); height: 11 cm (4.33 in)
Volume: 450 ml (15.3 fl oz)
Weight: 450 g (15.87 oz)
Material: Ceramic, silica sand, glaze, soluble ceramic
Style: Bankoyaki (Mie Prefecture)/ MADE IN JAPAN
Note: Color may not be exactly as photographed.
Caution: Teapot will become very hot. Be careful of burns. Do not use over direct heat.
*Measurements above are approximate
Four Characteristics of the teapot:
Lid - The rim of the lid is notched, circulating the air inside and makes it easy to pour out the tea. Even if the rim becomes moist, the notches prevent the body and the lid from sticking.
Built-in strainer - Each hole (a total of about 100 holes) of the built-in strainer is made by hand. The number and the size of the holes were decided after repeated trial and error. This process was extremely important because the material, number, and size of the holes for the strainer greatly influence the flavor of the tea.
Glazing - Glaze is applied only on the inside to prevent tea stain. The smooth surface also helps the brewed tea leaves from sticking, at the same time, the wide top opening makes it easy to throw out and wash the inside of the teapot.
Spout - The 'V' shaped spout forming a smooth curve from the built-in strainer is designed to prevent the tea from dripping when pouring into a cup. Enjoy the tea until the last drop.