Aug 4, 2017, 09:42
Great teapot. My previous one (a different model) broke as I was emptying it of leaves the other day, and I am very happy with this as a replacement. Large volume, easy to clean, and makes the best fukamushi I've tasted.
Sandra Van Der Plaats
Jul 2, 2017, 15:01
I was hesitant at first, since I am only familiar with Western-style teapots, and didn't know what to think of the different pour/handle.
It's been in use for 2 days now, and I am amazed at how easy it is to use, and how perfect for my fukamushi tea. The teastrainer will keep the very small leaves inside, and it pours perfectly, no dripping.
What a treasure! I am chuffed to bits.!
May 16, 2017, 05:14
Perfect size for one large cup and will work with all types of tea - I now use this teapot for everything.
Mar 27, 2017, 07:17
I've been brewing in a small french press, and kept justifying not getting a kyusu by purchasing more tea with the money set aside for one. I wish I would have purchased this sooner since it has made my tea noticeably better. I'm drawn to the purist aspects of a kyusu with a ceramic filter, but this one is better designed than the ones I've seen, and, as a bonus, is inexpensive. Both the unglazed interior and sloped bottom help with residual water and keep the leaves drier for better subsequent infusions. I was going to use this as a starter kyusu, and get a nicer one with a ceramic filter later, but I don't really see the need for a "nicer" one now. Form follows function with this kyusu.
Mar 6, 2017, 23:20
I have been looking to replace my clay teapot for about a year. Reading about various pots from O-cha and debating the differences to suit my needs. Finally settled on the purchase of this Fukamushi teapot. Had to adjust my brewing method slightly but in a few weeks I am enjoying tea is a new way that makes the flavor even more pleasurable. It's the perfect pot for my style of living. Highly recommend this pot for sencha lovers
Feb 9, 2017, 13:30
I got this teapot because I wanted a teapot that was suitable for my favorite type of tea - fukamushicha - but I did not want to spend 75$ just for this purpose. I like this teapot a lot. I am no expert, and cannot speak to many technical details which I am sure impact the tea. But it seems to work very well for my purposes.
Apr 2, 2016, 20:53
Just perfect teapot, nice and skillful. I recommend it very much.
Mar 6, 2016, 08:53
A great inexpensive kyusu. The fine mesh screen is perfect for fukamushi, but this teapot is fine for any type of green tea. Though the teapot looks fine in the picture, it is much better looking in person. The color is more of a brown than a red. I also like that this kyusu is more masculine looking than some others that o-cha carries. The straight sides and square handle definitely makes this teapot stand out.