Kuwana Kyusu | Artisan Japanese Tea Pot | Side | Gachi
Kuwana Kyusu | Artisan Japanese Tea Pot | Top | Gachi
Kuwana Kyusu | Artisan Japanese Tea Pot | Serving Tea | Gachi
$59.00

Kuwana Kyusu

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Traditional Japanese teapot handmade from special Banko-yaki clay

This take on the classic Japanese side-handled kyusu pot marries tradition with modernity, function with form.

Hand crafted in Japan, our kyusu is made from Banko-yaki clay from Mie Prefecture, which enhances not only the umami taste of our teas, but also gives them a smoother, mellower flavor.

Material: Banko-yaki clay (body); stainless steel (strainer); silicone (spout protector)

Origin: Japan 

Capacity: 9 oz (270 ml)

The side-handled Japanese kyusu dates back to ancient times, when it was created to facilitate the pouring of tea. The sophisticated design allows the server to distribute tea comfortably and elegantly with a simple tilt of the wrist and prevents tea from dripping from the spout. Additionally, it is beneficial for serving small amounts among multiple cups, making it an ideal tea accessory for entertaining guests.

Hand crafted at the kiln of a kyusu craftsman in Japan, our pot is made from Banko-yaki clay of Mie Prefecture – one of the highest quality clays in the country. The technique of using Banko-yaki clay dates back to 1736 and today is representative of the Kuwana region.

Banko-yaki clay, also known as “purple clay,” is rich in natural iron. While the clay is baked, the iron in it is activated. The iron in the finished product creates a unique chemical reaction with the tea and water molecules when the pot is used, enhancing the umami flavor of the tea and giving it a smoother, mellower flavor.

Although traditionally used for Japanese green tea like Gachi’s Green Geisha and Sencha Sunrise, this stylish kyusu can also be used for Chinese green and oolong teas.

Read more about how to prepare tea using a kyusu on our blog.

      • Do not force or remove the tea strainer net, as it may cause leakage. 
      • Do not brush the surface of the tea strainer and mesh, as it may cause clogging.
      • After enjoying your tea, rinse the teapot interior with running water. This will help to prevent tea stains and will ensure long-term use.
      • Attached to the teapot spout is a piece of silicone rubber. This helps to ensure a smooth pour and prevents the spout from chipping.

      More Information

      The side-handled Japanese kyusu dates back to ancient times, when it was created to facilitate the pouring of tea. The sophisticated design allows the server to distribute tea comfortably and elegantly with a simple tilt of the wrist and prevents tea from dripping from the spout. Additionally, it is beneficial for serving small amounts among multiple cups, making it an ideal tea accessory for entertaining guests.

      Hand crafted at the kiln of a kyusu craftsman in Japan, our pot is made from Banko-yaki clay of Mie Prefecture – one of the highest quality clays in the country. The technique of using Banko-yaki clay dates back to 1736 and today is representative of the Kuwana region.

      Banko-yaki clay, also known as “purple clay,” is rich in natural iron. While the clay is baked, the iron in it is activated. The iron in the finished product creates a unique chemical reaction with the tea and water molecules when the pot is used, enhancing the umami flavor of the tea and giving it a smoother, mellower flavor.

      Although traditionally used for Japanese green tea like Gachi’s Green Geisha and Sencha Sunrise, this stylish kyusu can also be used for Chinese green and oolong teas.

      Read more about how to prepare tea using a kyusu on our blog.

          Care Instructions

          • Do not force or remove the tea strainer net, as it may cause leakage. 
          • Do not brush the surface of the tea strainer and mesh, as it may cause clogging.
          • After enjoying your tea, rinse the teapot interior with running water. This will help to prevent tea stains and will ensure long-term use.
          • Attached to the teapot spout is a piece of silicone rubber. This helps to ensure a smooth pour and prevents the spout from chipping.