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Mogake Shiboridash Teapot


Score: 5.00. Votes: 10

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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  • Weight
    155 g
  • SKU
    16569
  • Material
    Ceramic
  • Clay Color
    Light Green
  • Infuser Screen
    n/a
  • Locality/Style
    Tokoname-yaki
  • Useful for
    Gyokuro, Light Steamed Green Tea, Single Servings
  • Size
    80 ml / 2.7 oz
  • Glazed
    No
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  • Mei
    Apr 29, 2016, 06:47
    Wonderful teaware to brew gyokuro and also to look at :)
  • Hee@@@@
    Apr 21, 2016, 18:38
    My favorite piece in my collection of teaware... Very delicately made... Love it sooo much !
  • Elena Zakharova
    Apr 21, 2016, 11:53
    This shiboridashi is absolutely beautiful, the craftsmanship is unbelievable! I brew sencha and Japanese oolong in it. I even made smaller leaf Chinese green tea in it couple of times. Note that this one is relatively small, so you are getting only about 2 oz of tea out of it.
  • Brent Figol
    Feb 29, 2016, 07:47
    Very nice pot for making gyokuro. The look and quality are outstanding. The thin walls give it a real quality feel. The teapot is easy to use and the perfect size. I have either gyokuro or matcha every morning to get the nutrients of an ingested tea. After a couple infusions the shallow wide open design of this teapot makes it easy to extract the gyokuro for eating. Couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.
  • Daniel James
    Aug 6, 2015, 13:02
    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.
  • Nathiya Ngarmkham
    Jan 22, 2015, 02:47
    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.
  • Matjaz Divjak
    Aug 25, 2014, 20:11
    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!
  • Alexey Iskhakov
    Aug 20, 2014, 22:23
    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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