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Nankei Kyusu Tea pot -Teppatsu-

By not applying glaze on the inside, the surface of the teapot is uneven, which moderates the astringency, making the tea tastes milder and more mellow. 

As the teapot is used the surface of the teapot's color will slowly deepen overtime. The built in hand crafter strainers are at the base of the spout which works as a strainer. Fine tea leaves/powders can pass through, the adding traditionally textured mouthfeel to the cup. If you would like a clearer cup, pour the tea through another strainer before serving serve.

色: Matt black

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Product Details

A kyusu tea pot is made with a traditional Banko potter ware technique in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. A minimalistic, timeless design originally announced 50 years ago, holds the charm of a true classic that resonates with modern lifestyle.

The matte black "Kuro-neri" is made with a clay rich in iron, and the non-glazed baking encourages the iron contents to show its beautiful, dark color- it is also suitable for daily use as the dark color helps tea stains to be less visible.

The white beige "Shiro-neri" is made with a clay Haku-dei(white mud) that was widely popular in the Taisho era, to recreate the classic beauty. The gentle and mild color complements your table at any time of the day.

*On "Kuro-neri" you may notice a reddish colored ring at the rim of the pot, where the lid sits- this is made through a process called "suri-awase (literally translates as "rub together")", to adjust the lid and the pot to fit perfectly, minimizing any gap or tilts. The red color is the clay's original color revealed.

Made in Japan

Not Suitable for:
*use with boiling water only

About Nankei

Nankei Pottery specialize in Bankoyaki, a traditional Japanese pottery technique practised in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. The company produces high quality, durable kyuusu and tableware that reflects on Japanese lifestyle. Quality comes first when manufacutering items, and from molding to quality check, the entire process of making a single Kyuusu involves 13 procedures.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
David G.

Love it. Use it everyday. Beautiful to look at and even better to hold.

Christmas Gifts were a win

I ordered the teapot and cuo for my son for Christmas, it arrived in plenty of time and perfect condition. It has already had so much use. He absolutely loved it. He had previously purchased the Sencha tea but didn't like using my teapot.

Chriz N.
Great quality

Great quality. Definitely great as a gift too. I just wish for better packaging.

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Gavin M.
Kyusu White Beige

As always, a wonderful product from Kurasu. It arrived quickly and in perfect shape which is no small feat being a delicate item to come to Dallas from Japan. The holes in the filter are just a little wide and so sometimes a little more of the tea leaves come out. This is not a problem for me though because I believe it enhances the mouthfeel of the tea. But I could imagine someone who does not drink sencha often or in traditional ways being concerned about this. Either way it is a beautiful and well made Kyusu and I love serving tea with it.

Bjørn W.
Pretty design, but always spills

It's a very nice and good looking pot. But regardless how carefully you try to pour, it always drips on the table when you start pouring and when you stop. It creates quite a mess. :-(
Could be mine is faulty production.