Yakishimei Shiboridash Teapot Set

Score: 4.87 (votes: 15)
Reviews: 15
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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.

Shipping Note: Due to the fragile nature, weight, and size of this product, we are required to use a larger non-standard sized box to ship this item.  An additional ¥4000 JPY charge for shipping will be added.

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      456 g
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  • Clay Color
  • Infuser Screen
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  • Useful for
    Gyokuro, Light Steamed Green Tea, Single Servings
  • Size
  • Glazed
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  • Bill
    Jun 14, 2021, 13:45
    This is a beautiful teaset, the pictures really don't do it justice, and it makes great tea as well! I use it as a little travel set for making tea when I go backpacking and it works great. One (very minor) issue I have found is that it seems to let a lot of leaf into the teacup when pouring, even when using higher grade gyokuros. This is a handmade set and given the price and quality I just can't complain, but it certainly is something to consider for buyers who don't like a couple leaves floating at the bottom of their cup.
  • Satu Metsola
    Jun 14, 2020, 00:47
    Beautiful teaset. The pictures do not do justice to the beauty of these items. These are so shiny, but grey on the outside and smooth and milky light glazed inside. Exquisite. The outside is not glazed so it's organic and will not slip. The Shiboridashi is the best I have ever tried for guokuro. The grooves work very well. The downside is that the water cooler is small and the teacups are tiny. I wish the water cooler was the big vessel and teapot fitted in it. Then the teacups would be nice size. I ordered this set for my birthday and it was a perfect gift.
  • Daniel Kim
    Jul 10, 2019, 06:35
    This is a very nice travel tea set. The inside is glazed so it's suitable for all kinds of teas. I took one star off because the yuzamashi is toor small in comparision to the houhin. It would have been more functional if they had made the yuzamshi bigger than the houhin so the houhin can nestle inside the yuzamshi.
  • Donny Payne
    Aug 2, 2018, 17:04
    This little set is amazing! Its coating is textured like a fine grit sandpaper which makes for a good grip.
  • Kuang-Yu Hsu
    Sep 14, 2017, 02:37
    A beautiful teaset. The houhin pours beautifully into the teacups. It is not suitable for higher temperature brewing as it does not have a handle, but that's to be expected.
  • Giovanni Lotti
    Apr 18, 2016, 16:54
    A great teaset, especially for japanese green teas (better if light steamed). I personally use it also for other teas and it works perfectly. Very good quality of the materials. Highly recommended!
  • John Priestley II
    Aug 6, 2015, 14:15
    I have tried to master brewing gyokuro since since the early 80's only to find it beyond my skill. The shiboridashi crafted by Kazuhiro Arima enabled me to realize my dream. It is beautiful and feels wonderful in the hand. If you are contemplating brewing gyokuro, you must have one of these!
  • Nathiya Ngarmkham
    May 22, 2015, 08:23
    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.

Product questions

  • Mixhael
    Dec 25, 2018, 12:23

    Cup volume?

    Kevin Moore
    Dec 25, 2018, 12:31

    180ml / 6 ounces of water between the two cups, the same amount that fills the teapot body. One cup is smaller than the other.

  • Julian Kautzky
    Sep 26, 2016, 20:55

    180ml volume to the lid?

    Kevin Moore
    Sep 27, 2016, 01:55


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