TOKONAME Tea Pot
from the Aichi Prefecture (Central Japan)
Time to drink a cup of tea, and to take a deep breath. When you wake up in the morning, after having a meal, when you are at work or before going to bed…there are many times during the day where having a cup of freshly brewed tea makes you feel better.
Green Tea is very important part of daily life in Japan and therefore it has a long tradition. Its health benefits and distinct aroma help to soothe one's feelings and bring a healthy lifestyle, which is very important in Japanese culture. Japanese teapots are the most authentic way to prepare original Japanese green tea.
Tokoname tea pots are among the most famous tea pots in Japan. Each teapot is individually handcrafted using local clay. This clay is known to produce milder and sweeter flavors than other clays or porcelain. Tokoname tea pots also have an in-build sieve that is made out of the same clay. This sieve filters out tea leaves and prevents the tea from touching another material. For these reasons Tokoname teapots are said to be best for brewing Japanese green tea.
Caring for you Tokoname tea pot
When cleaning the tea pot with a soft brush or sponge do not use more detergent than necessary; always rinse the tea pot with fresh water
Dry the tea pot after washing it; stored it with an open lid in a ventilated area for some time
Note that the tea pot’s color and surface change and create a patina over time
Do not clean the tea pot in the dishwasher
Tokoname tea pot
Hira (Handle on the back of the tea pot)
Clay from the Tokoname area