Original Japanese Kyusu Teapot
TEAWARE | TEAPOTS
- Original Japanese Pottery
- Collectible, Recommended for High-end Teas
- Traditional Kyusu Design
- Capacity: 250 ml (Small)
- Made of Clay
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Kyusu is a traditional Japanese teapot mainly used for brewing green tea. Kyusu teapot will generally have a handle located on the side of the body (yokode). There are kyusu teapots however with rear, top or no handles at all.
The shape was made to be efficient when pouring tea in small amounts quickly distributing among several cups (the tea at the end of pouring tends to be stronger than at the beginning). Originally this shape was also facilitating pouring tea when sitting on a tatami mat in a traditional Japanese room, as the host would sit across the guest rather than pour tea from the side or from behind.
Kyusu teapots are smaller in size as the tea is often brewed for just few seconds before served to guests. Same tea leaves are reused multiple times. The first brew of the tea leaf is usually used only to clean tea, teapot, and cups and is not to be consumed. Japanese people similarly to their Chinese counterparts traditionally drink from cups that hold less than 30 ml of liquid and are simply repeatedly filled so that they may cool rapidly but can be ingested before the tea becomes cold.
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