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Yakishimei Shiboridash Teapot Set

Yakishimei Shiboridash Teapot Set
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Shipping Weight
400.00 grams
Clay Color
Infuser Screen
Good For Brewing
Light Steamed Green Tea
Single Servings
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Handcrafted in Saitama Prefecture Japan, this Shiboridashi green tea set was custom made especially for O-Cha.com with gyokuro brewing in mind. As gyokuro (the most expensive green tea per ounce) should be brewed at a lower temperatures and with a relatively larger amount of loose leaf, the use of this special set is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts as it allows brewing a small amount of gyokuro leave multiple times.

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

The teapot measures 10.0 cm wide x 6.5 cm tall, and holds about 180ml / 6 ounces of water (without leaf). Included are two small matching teacups and a matching yuzamashi (water cooler) to help lower water temperature. Specially designed grooves in the interior of the ceramic teapot body eliminate the need for a filter basket.

An extremely nice feature about this teapot set is that all vessels stack within the main teapot for easy storage!

Important! - While this teapot could be used with most larger leaf green teas (light steamed green tea), is not really suitable for deep steamed (fukamushi) or other green teas with very fine leaf particles.

The potter of this item, Kazuhiro Arima, spent many years of his life studying ceramics in Kyoto, Kyushu near Nagasaki, and also spend years in Ishikawa. The craftsmanship of this items is superb and many not-so-obvious fine details went into making this teapot. The clay used for this item originates in Kyoto.

Since each of these items are had crafted, they may very slightly from the shown images - but not by much!  If you are a regular gyokuro drinker or have ever considered a foray into gyokuro, you will be hard pressed to find a better teapot for it than our handmade shiboridashi and houhin teapots!

Set includes one shibori-dashi teapot and lid, 2 small matching gyokuro tea cups, and one yuzamashi (water cooler) for controling water temperature.

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5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Sean Hardcastle
May 22, 2015
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This is a beautiful tea set, delicate yet perfectly functional. I am a novice when it comes to Japanese tea, but through O-Cha I am beginning to learn, and experience the delights of Japanese tea. A truly great company with great products and great service. Thank You
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Jan 15, 2015
This is a lovely- designed set of teapot. Texture is great. Plain and functional. Just perfect for brewing gyokuro. I really love it. The service is also very good. Very happy with the order. I also bought a mogake one.
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Nov 25, 2014
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This was my first purchase from O-Cha. It is a fragile yet functional piece, and I do not regret buying it in the slightest. Overall, I use the water cooler to measure the amount of water as to provide about one-third to one-half of the full amount the shiboridashi can hold, as I normally drink alone. I also do not use the teacups for myself (I use a large teacup), however I probably would if I was sharing with another person. Do not hesitate to buy this piece, as it was wrapped well and shipped promptly.

Advantages: The unglazed portions of the shiboridashi helps provide traction between the actual brewing vessel and the lid during pouring, which I found to be quite clever. The rake filter works very well with the sencha I have brewed, only allowing a few small bits of tea to enter a cup (which I do not mind drinking regardless). I love the glaze and the porous feel of the black clay (there are a few shiny, white-ish sections visible on the outer part of the vessel and cups, as well).

Disadvantages: Brewing the maximum amount of tea is equivalent to more volume than both teacups, so keep this in mind unless you plan on also using the water cooler as a third teacup! Also, it is rather fragile, but this does not take away from its functionality; I only mention this to those who would wish to travel with this tea set. Lastly, it is rather thin and can get hot fairly quickly, so I would recommend with tea brewed less than 175F/80C, but essentially this is not a concern with green tea. : )
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Jun 1, 2014
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Works great for gyokuro. I like the convenience of cleanup too, not fond on pots with mesh strainer.
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Inna Bekker
Nov 9, 2013
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This is my first shiboridashi. I've been drinking gyokuro teas for a long time, but used regular kyusu for brewing. It's a very nice set that I will use and treasure!

Advantages: Simple in use, brews great gyokuro
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