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Mogake Shiboridash Teapot

Mogake Shiboridash Teapot
tokoname shiboridashi teapot shiboridashi gyokuro teapot
 
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SKU
16569
Shipping Weight
400.00 grams
Material
Ceramic
Clay Color
Light Green
Infuser Screen
Other
Locality/Style
Tokoname-yaki
Good For Brewing
Light Steamed Green Tea
Gyokuro
Size
80 ml / 2.7 oz
Glazed
Yes
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$66.40
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Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style teapot was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The teapot was wrapped with seaweed, causing the salt from the seaweed to oxidize with the clay making a unique pattern on the teapot. Since gyokuro should be brewed at a lower temperature and with double the amount of loose leaf (usually the most expensive green teas available), the use of this special set is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts, allowing multiple infusions from the same gyokuro leaf.

How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

The set is intentionally made very small, holding just 60-80ml of water. The lid fits the inside of the teapot wall perfectly and is tilted to whatever degree the brewer would like the gap to be to pour efficiently, eliminating the need for a filter basket. With perhaps the exception of deep steamed green tea, this tea set could also be used for other green teas.

About the maker Hakusan Katayama III

Mr. Hakusan was born into a family with a long standing pottery tradition in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, a region famous for its outstanding pottery, and he studied under his father Tadayoshi's tutelage. He is a member of the Japan Sencha Crafts Association, and the Tokoname Hand-made Teapot Association. Mr Hakusan has won numerous national prizes for his pottery.

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Daniel James
Aug 6, 2015
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This little dish of a teapot is probably the most impressive looking one in my collection. The salt glazing process leaves an engrossing spiderweb effect that is hard to stop peering at. The grey/blue/earth tones combine with the general sheen to make it reminiscent of nothing so much as a Mirelurk shell.

Advantages: -Really good fit on the lid. Don't have to tilt it in the slightest to get a great pour.
-Practical, makes a wonderful gyokuro. The walls are thin and don't suck up much heat, making an accurate steep easier.
-Unglazed interior
-Just a gorgeous little teapot

Disadvantages: No actual disadvantages, though it's worth nothing that the capacity is quite small on this one. Somewhere around 75ml. It's not for sharing gyokuro with many friends... Maybe one friend max. But that's part of the character of the pot and is not a criticism in the slightest.
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Nathiya Ngarmkham
Jan 22, 2015
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Very lovely. Nice to hold and touch. Great for gyokuro. Brown traces of 'mogake' on green based clay is pleasant to look at. The price is reasonable. Love it.
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M. D.
Aug 25, 2014
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Great little teapot, perfect for Gyokuro. Thin and elegant, I like the shape and the "mogake" design. It's very easy to use, the size is perfect for 1 person/cup. Recommended!

Advantages: Size, shape, design, ...

Disadvantages: None really, only thing I can think of is that you must be a bit careful when cleaning it with a cloth, as the cloth can get caught on the mogake bits...
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Alexey Iskhakov
Aug 20, 2014
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Great teapot. Light, looks good and very well made. It keeps exactly one small tea cup, that is very convinient. I am using it for brewing gyokuro and asamushi tea. Very happy with that purchace.
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W.L.
May 17, 2014
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Perfect for gyokuro! I wanted only a shiboridashi without the tea cups or water cooler. Easy to use and beautiful. Can easily be a travel teaware to brew small quantities of just about anything but deep steamed tea.

Advantages: Simple but highly functional

Disadvantages: None
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