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Loose Leaf Brewing Accessories
Accessories for Brewing Green Tea
Authentic "Made in Japan" brewing accessories for your green tea. Included in this category are beautiful Japanese designed washi tea tins, tea spoons, ceramic water coolers (samashi). While none of these items are absolutely necessary to enjoy green tea, they can certainly enhance the experience!
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Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style Yuzamashi watercooler was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The watercooler 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 yuzamashi watercooler is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts, allowing multiple infusions from the same gyokuro leaf.
The set 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.
- $42.30 USD
This Tokoname water cooler, made from brown clay, the tea ware will come in very handy when making either matcha, sencha, or really any type of green tea. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to cool your just boiled water to exactly where you need it to be. This water cooler has a very beautiful pattern on the bottom.
Holds 12 ounces/320ml.
- $18.80 USD
Made in Tokoname, Japan, this water cooler, made from red clay, will come in very handy when brewing green tea. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to aid you in cooling your just boiled water first to exactly where you need it to be.
Holds 11 ounces/320ml.
- $17.86 USD
This Tokoname water cooler, made from green clay, will come in very handy. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to cool your just boiled water to exactly where you need it to be. One of those things you can live without, until you try it!
Holds 12 ounces/320ml.
- $17.86 USD
Known as a "chasaji" in Japanese, this is a traditional sakura teaspoon is used for measuring out green tea. A full teaspoon will usually weight out to 4 or 5 grams. Made from the wood of blooming cherry trees, quite beautiful.
Note: This item is for loose leaf tea, not matcha. Here is a link to our matcha-spoon. Do not use in the microwave, store in the refrigerator, or use in a dishwasher.
- $6.11 USD
This tea canister is not only beautiful, it is made especially for storing green tea. Made to hold 80-100 grams of green tea, it will hold our typical 100gm package of tea perfectly. Made of steel with an airtight inner lid, it measures 80mm x 77mm (3.14 inches x 3.0 inches).
Available in Green or Orange.
- $5.64 USD
These canisters are not only beautiful, they are hand-made especially for storing green tea. Made to hold 100 grams of tea perfectly. Made of steel, they are durable, each having a slightly tapered rim for easy removal of lid, and also feature a fitting inner plastic lid for a tight seal. Since each is handmade with Japanese washi wazome paper, no two are exactly alike.
Each green tea canister measures 63mm x 113mm (2.5 inches x 4.5 inches).
Note: As no two canisters are exactly alike, we cannot take requests on a particular canister pattern. In your "customer notes" area when checking out you can add a color preference and we will try our best to match that if it is available.
- $5.64 USD