Let's enjoy green tea more authentically

You need to select your favorite Kyusu Japanese teapot.
In order to brew delicious green tea, the green tea leaves, hot water, and brewing method are very important.
However, these are not the only factors that determine the taste of green tea. Did you know that the Kyusu Japanese teapot can make a big difference in the taste of green tea?
With the same green tea leaves and the same brewing method, you will understand when you drink green tea from different Kyusu Japanese teapots.

The role of the Kyusu Japanese teapot

A Kyusu Japanese teapot is a tool that puts dried green tea leaves in, pours hot water, waits for the green tea leaves to open, and pours the green tea into a Yunomi teacup.

What are the requirements for a teapot to brew delicious tea?
① When hot water is added to the Kyusu Japanese teapot, the green tea leaves will rotate and become familiar.
② When pouring green tea into a Yunomi teacup, the spout must be well made so that the green tea flows smoothly from the Kyusu Japanese teapot.
③ Be able to pour out all the green tea in the Kyusu Japanese teapot.
In addition, there are various types of Kyusu Japanese teapots, such as materials, sizes, and types of tea strainers, and each has its own characteristics.

About the material of the Kyusu Japanese teapot

Common Kyusu Japanese teapot materials are made of ceramics, porcelain, heat-resistant glass, and iron.
Pottery is a pottery made by firing clay at around 1200 degrees.
A typical example is the Tokoname ware Kyusu Japanese teapot.
Because the vitrification of the base is not sufficient, it has excellent water absorption and heat retention.
*However, since the scent and ingredients are absorbed by the body of the Kyusu Japanese teapot, please be aware that if you drink various teas from one Kyusu Japanese teapot, the scents will be mixed.

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About the porcelain Kyusu Japanese teapot

Porcelain is white because it is made by firing stone powder from crushed rocks at a temperature of 1300 degrees or higher. Due to the progress of vitrification, it has almost no water absorption and is inferior to ceramic in terms of heat retention.
Arita ware and Kutani ware are famous.
If you wash the Kyusu teapot thoroughly after drinking green tea, the aroma and ingredients will not transfer to the Kyusu teapot unlike pottery. Therefore, you can enjoy various kinds of Japanese green tea with one teapot.
For example, the properties of the Kyusu teapot make it suitable for strong-scented green teas such as gyokuro green tea.

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Let's choose and grow a Kyusu Japanese teapot

For those who want to bring out the umami, astringency, and aroma of green tea and stick to the taste of a cup of green tea, we recommend the ceramic Kyusu Japanese teapot.
For those who want to enjoy various tea leaves in one Kyusu Japanese teapot, we recommend the porcelain Kyusu Japanese teapot.
In addition to teapot materials, other factors also affect the flavor of tea.

Kyusu Japanese teapot capacity size

If the number of people brewing Japanese green tea does not match the size of the Kyusu teapot, it may not be possible to brew it properly.
Choose a Kyusu Japanese teapot with a size of 150-200cc for one person, and a size of 300-350cc for two or three people.
Also, for gyokuro and high-end sencha green tea, we recommend using a small Kyusu Japanese teapot because it requires less hot water.
When brewing one cup of gyokuro, a 100 cc size Kyusu Japanese teapot is a guideline.
However, genmaicha (roasted green tea) and hojicha (roasted green tea) taste better with a lot of hot water, so a large-capacity Kyusu Japanese teapot would be more convenient.

Types of tea strainers for Kyusu Japanese teapots

There are also various types of tea strainers in the Kyusu Japanese teapot.
Broadly speaking, there are two types: ceramic and metal.
Ceramic tea strainers preserve the natural flavor of tea.
In addition, the green tea leaves will jump around in the Kyusu Japanese teapot, making it easy to bring out the umami of green tea.
*However, depending on the size of the tea strainer hole of the Japanese teapot and the type of tea leaves, it may be a weak point that the strainer hole is easily clogged.

The metal tea strainer is easy to throw away the green tea leaves and easy to wash, making it very convenient for daily use.
However, you may notice a metallic smell.
A teapot with a metal tea strainer is recommended if you want ease of use and cleaning.

Kyusu Japanese teapot grows as you use it!

The more you use the ceramic Kyusu Japanese teapot, the more it will look different.
For example, the luster of the surface of the teapot will be deepened.
Why is the Kyusu Japanese teapot changing?
The reason is that green tea astringency permeates into the micropores of the Kyusu Japanese teapot material itself.

As you use the ceramic Kyusu Japanese teapot, the scent of green tea will transfer to the teapot.
In order to drink delicious green tea, first of all, limit the type of tea leaves to one. And after using it, wash it with hot water only without detergent and let it dry naturally. As you continue this process, just adding hot water will bring out the aroma of the green tea, deepen the flavor of the green tea, and make it a delicious green tea.

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