This is an ideal first kyusu. It’s easy to clean and can be used for any kind of tea except matcha.

This kyusu is designed for people who want to do everything they can to ensure that their Japanese tea tastes great, and also want a kyusu that is both easy to clean and care for and fits wonderfully in any dining setting. It makes an ideal first kyusu for people who want to start making Japanese tea part of their daily life, but don’t know what kyusu to buy.

How do Ippodo staff use it?

The kyusu’s large opening on the top makes it easy to clean, and the fact that you can clean it with bleach is also convenient. It makes a good present for people who are beginning to take an interest in Japanese tea.

  • The lid fits perfectly so as to prevent leaking

    The lid and body of the kyusu are fired in the kiln together as a pair to ensure a perfect fit. The lid is hand-polished afterwards to fit perfectly with the teapot, producing a unique, one-of-a-kind fit. When you tilt the teapot, the lid stays firmly in place, so there are no leaks when serving tea. The kyusu’s large opening at the top makes it easy to add a lot of tea leaves, and also makes cleaning up afterwards easier.

  • The built-in tea strainer’s fine holes allow you to pour smoothly without clogging

    The large, dome-shaped strainer with a generous number of closely placed small holes allows you to pour out the tea without any clogging.

  • A general-purpose kyusu for preparing all loose leaf teas

    This kyusu can be used to prepare all teas except matcha—gyokuro, sencha, and bancha. It is made of material that doesn’t retain the smell of the tea, so you can also use it to prepare black tea and other types of tea.

  • Cleaning is easy. You can even use bleach!

    Use kitchen bleach to remove tea stains, and remember to rinse it off thoroughly afterwards. In regular use, simply rinse with water to clean. It is important to keep the tea strainer clear of any remaining tea leaves and to dry it thoroughly. If tea leaves become attached to the kyusu, remove them gently with a brush. After washing, wipe lightly with a dish towel, and once all water drops have been removed, leave it to dry naturally with the kyusu standing upright (top opening facing up) without the lid on. Do not leave it to dry upside down, as that prevents the remaining moisture from evaporating, which can cause odours to develop.

  • Ivory colour that fits in any dining setting

    The kyusu has an attractive ivory colour that fits well in any dining situation, making it ideal for everyday use, whether you’re drinking tea in a mug or glass, or enjoying snacks or a meal.

Specs
  • Ivory Kyusu Teapot (Tokoname-yaki)
  • Box size : W15.5×D11.0× H13.2cm
  • About Kyusu Teapot :
    - Capacity:300ml
    - Weight:180g
    - Dimensions: Dia.7.0 x H10.0 cm (excl. handle and spout)
    - Made in: Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Tokoname-yaki)
    - Dishwasher safe?: No (Not recommended because the spout chips easily.)
    - Bleach OK?: Yes
    - Dishwashing detergent OK?: Yes
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