Japanese Tokoname Handmade Kyusu
Origin: Tokoname city, Aichi prefecture, Japan.
Artisan: Maekawa Junzō
Capacity: 250 ml / 8.5 fl.oz (full capacity without tea leaves)
Dimensions: ø: 9 cm, H: 9 cm
Handmade Product - Please note that the Kyusu you receive might look slightly different from the pictures above because each piece is handmade and will differ slightly from the other, especially in the shade and tone of the color.
Care Instructions: Because this Kyusu is made of porous clay, we encourage you to only handwash it, and make sure you rinse and dry it well after every use. Refrain from using soap, harsh chemicals, dishwasher or microwave.
Initiation: Before first use, rinse it with hot water, then let it dry completely before making the first pot of tea.
Avoid placing it on hot surfaces or in the microwave or oven.
Tea stains are a natural part of a teapot's "maturing process", but if you prefer to avoid those, rinse the teapot well after every use and do not let the tea leaves sit in it for too long. It is better to avoid dishwashing liquid, but you can use gentle, organic soap to clean your pot. Never use bleach!
To clean the built-in strainer, run water backwards from the spout, or use a toothbrush or toothpick.
After use, always let it dry completely, for if stored away while still wet, it might develop an unpleasant smell or mold.
Non-glazed ceramic tea pots absorb scents and flavours, so only prepare one kind of tea in each (green tea, black tea, roasted tea, etc).