KYUSU KUROSHINJU JAPANESE TEAPOT
Kyusu is a typical Japanese teapot with a distinctive handle on the side, designed for leaf tea preparation. The word ‘kyusu’ means ‘pot’ or ‘kettle’, and therefore in Japan numerous vessels destined for preparing leaf tea can be found under the same name. Kyusu Kuroshinju is made from potter’s clay. The vessel has a black, shiny finish. It is only on the upper part of the pot, on its very edge, that the ore clay shines through the enamel. Within the vessel there is a metal strainer, preventing the tea leaves from getting into a mug, when pouring the tea.
Kuroshinju kyusu teapot is an example of Banko ware manufactured in Yokkaichi in Aichi prefecture. This region is famous for the production of clay dishes.
HOW TO USE THE KYUSU TEAPOT?
Put a portion of dried tea leaves into the pot and brew it according to the instructions given on the package. Pour the brewed tea into a mug of choice. Brew the remaining leaves again or put it in the trash designated for bio-waste.