Asamushi | Gyokuro | Light-Steamed Teapots

Shiboridashi and Houhin teapots are best used for light-steamed green teas with large leaf particles such as gyokuro and asamushi-cha (light steamed green tea). Typically, they do not have a filter screen but may have holes in the spout, grooves on the interior, or nothing at all. These teapots are not suitable for fine leafed green teas such as fukamushi (deep steamed). While it's possible to brew regular steamed green tea with these teapots if you are careful, you would probably be best served with a teapot for general use for those teas. When it comes to brewing gyokuro or asamushi (light steamed) green tea, however, they are really the best type to use and if you are a regular drinker of these teas, you would be well served to invest in one.

Below is a video of our Shiboridashi and Houhin teapots being custom-made, you will only find these exclusively at O-Cha.com

 
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  • Mogake Hōhin Teapot

    Mogake Hōhin Teapot

    • Unique!
    • Handcrafted!

    Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style Hōhin 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.

    This teapot matches perfectly with our mogake yuzamashi water cooler and mogake teacup.

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

    The teapot is intentionally made very small, holding just 135 ml of water. The lid fits the inside of the teapot wall perfectly. There is a very well made and thought out spout and the pour is smooth.  This teapot is suitable for any gyokuro or light steamed green tea.  You could probably use it with most medium-steamed green teas though you might get some clogging on the ceramic inner spout.  Not suitable for deep steamed green tea as the fine, dust-like leaf particles.

    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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    • $94 USD
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  • Mogake Shiboridash Teapot

    Mogake Shiboridash Teapot

    • Unique!
    • Handcrafted!

    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.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 10)
    Reviews: 9
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    • $81.78 USD
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  • Yakishimei Shiboridash Teapot Set

    Yakishimei Shiboridash Teapot Set

    • Handcrafted!
    • Only@O-Cha!

    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.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 11)
    Reviews: 11
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    • $61.10 USD
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  • Kyoto-yaki Shiboridashi Teapot Set

    Kyoto-yaki Shiboridashi Teapot Set

    • Handcrafted!
    • Only@O-Cha!

    This item has unfortunately been discontinued :(

     

    Handcrafted in Saitama Prefecture Japan, this green tea set was custom made especially for O-Cha.com with gyokuro brewing in mind. 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. It's also quite suitable for light steamed asamushi sencha as well.

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

    The actual size of this set is purposefully small, with the teapot measuring 8.5 cm wide x 5 cm tall (3.46" x 2") and holding about 100ml / 3.4 ounces of water. Included are two small matching teacups and a matching yuzamashi (water cooler) to help lower water temperature. Special grooves in the inner body of the teapot eliminate the need for a filter basket.

    Important to note - While this teapot could be used with larger leaf green teas (light steamed green tea), it is not suitable for anything with a fine leaf particle such as deep steamed green tea (fukamushi-cha).

    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. Please note that since each of these items are had crafted, they may very slightly from the shown images. The clay used for this item originates in Kyoto.

    The craftsmanship of these items is superb and many not-so-obvious fine details went into making this teapot. Please note that since each of these items are had crafted, they may very slightly from the shown images. So 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 shiboridashi teapot and lid, 2 small matching gyokuro tea cups, and one yuzamashi (water cooler) for controlling water temperature. Important to note: As these are handcrafted, naturally the color of each batch can vary. The current batch is somewhat darker and more violet-blue instead of the lighter blue seen in most of the photos:

    shiboridashi teaset

     

    Score: 4.90 (votes: 10)
    Reviews: 9
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    • $57.34 USD
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  • Arita Teapot "Kohiki Tokusa"

    Arita Teapot "Kohiki Tokusa"

    • Handcrafted!

    A high quality handcrafted Japanese teapot from Arita Japan (Arita-yaki), perfect for brewing green tea in every way. A wide, basket type of removable stainless steel infuser screen (see detailed images for a more accurate view.) The infuser screen is suspended off of the floor of the teapot, allowing the wet leaves to drain completely without remaining wet on the floor of the teapot in between subsequent infusions.

    Holds 250ml / 8.5oz

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    • $42.30 USD
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  • Arita Teapot "Kohiki Budō"

    Arita Teapot "Kohiki Budō"

    • Handcrafted!

    A high quality handcrafted teapot from Arita Japan, Arita Teapot "Kohiki Budou" is perfect for brewing green tea. A small teapot, it would be best used for single cups of green tea. The infuser screen is deep rather than wide and is removable. Suspended off of the floor of the teapot, it allows the wet leaves to drain completely without remaining wet on the floor of the teapot in between subsequent infusions.

    Holds 250ml / 8.5oz

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 8)
    Reviews: 8
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    • $35.72 USD
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