Shudei clay turns black in the reduction kiln. This great teapot has many useful features.
Masterful craftsmanship and attention to detail in this handmade kyusu.
The black color of the shudei clay comes from firing the red clay in a reduction kiln.
This lovely teapot has many features that make it great for preparing tea: a flanged spout for guard against spout backdripping, fine sesame clay filter, a cut-out in the lid lip to aid in removing leaves, and a handle that is very comfortable to hold.
This teapot was made in Aichi, Japan by the potter Hokuryu and has a volume of 280ml (9.5oz).
Unique and delicious Wuyi cultivar grown in Taiwan with notes of rosewood, mild clove, and stone. 100g cake.
Notes of rosewood, mild clove and classic Wuji mineral.
This unique oolong made as a bing (tea cake) is not only unusual in the USA but also in Asia. The mineral qualities that are common to Wuyi cliff oolongs are present in this Taiwan tea which is so fascinating considering the cultivar was brought to Taiwan over 200 years ago.
This tea comes from a small organic farm in Ming Jian Township, Taiwan. Because this oolong was prepared with medium+ oxidation it will age very well, especially in storing it as a bing.