Tokoname ware, which has been made mainly in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, boasts the largest market share in Japan for Kyusu teapots. Tokoname ware teapots are designated as important intangible cultural properties. Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot is an integral part of Japanese culture. Speaking of Kyusu teapot, Tokoname ware is recommended.
There are many types of Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapots, from classical to modern. In addition, the tea brewed in the Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot is very mellow and delicious. That is the secret behind the popularity of Tokoname ware teapots.
- 1 What are the characteristics of Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot?
- 2 Why is green tea delicious when brewed in a Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot?
- 3 How to clean the Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot for the first time
- 4 How to care for Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot
- 5 Enjoy delicious green tea easily with the Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot
What are the characteristics of Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot?
Tokoname ware is a type of pottery produced in the Chita Peninsula, including Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture. Tokoname is one of the six ancient kilns of Japan, and was the largest production area among them.
The Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot has a beautiful vermillion color. This is due to the red color of the iron contained in the raw material or the iron oxide mixed in the pottery clay. Recently, by applying glaze, you can enjoy Kyusu teapots in various colors other than vermilion, such as ocher, black, brown, and green.
In addition, the vermilion clay used to make Kyusu teapots does not absorb water, making it extremely water resistant. The vermilion soil is the soil that has been made by repeatedly improving the soil so that it is the best soil for the Kyusu teapot.
Why is green tea delicious when brewed in a Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot?
The tea brewed in the Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot is very mellow and delicious. The reason is that the iron oxide contained in the Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot reacts with tannin, a component of green tea, to remove the astringency and bitterness of green tea just right. In fact, unglazed Kyusu teapots absorb the extra ingredients in green tea, making it more mellow.
How to clean the Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot for the first time
It is recommended to wash the Kyusu teapot with hot water before using it. By letting the new Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot absorb water once, the Kyusu teapot is tightened and becomes hard to crack.
In addition, the clogging of the pottery makes it difficult for dirt to stain and has the advantage of preventing juice leakage.
How to care for Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot
After every time you finish brewing the green tea, rinse it with hot water to clean the contents. At that time, please be careful not to use dish detergent as the smell may transfer to the Kyusu teapot.
After washing, remove the lid and turn it upside down to dry so that water does not accumulate in the tea strainer. Drying it thoroughly will prevent tea stains from sticking to it.
Enjoy delicious green tea easily with the Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot
A Japanese-style combination of delicious green tea brewed in a Tokoname-yaki Kyusu teapot and sweet Japanese sweets is recommended.
The Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot, which allows you to easily enjoy delicious green tea, has a wide variety of capacities and designs. Find your favorite Tokoname ware Kyusu teapot♬