Tokoname Red Kyusu

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Origin:Aichi, Japan


Teapots of the Tokoname ware (常滑焼), one of the six original kiln traditions in Japan, have a history dating back to the Heian Period, over 900 years ago. The clay of these kyusu react with tannins in tea to decrease bitterness. Imbued with the local charm of the Tokoname region, each kyusu becomes more lustrous with use and comes to reflect the individual character of its owner. The teapot has a mesh lining (=filter) inside. Carefully crafted in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Care Instructions: 

  • As this item is made from unglazed clay, please dry well after use and avoid leaving tea leaves in the pot overnight to prevent mold.
  • Wash with water and scrub with a light brush (such as a toothbrush) if necessary.
  • Avoid the use of soap or detergents, as they may soak into the clay.
  • Do not put in the dishwasher or microwave.

Hot Brew Preparation

Cold Brew Preparation


  • Tokoname Ware
  • Japanese Side-Handle Tea Pot with Inner Mesh
  • Size: 12 oz
  • Length: 6.5" including the handle
  • Height: 3”

Product Reviews

6 reviews  |  Write a Review


I gifted this for my father and he loved it, he uses it everyday. It's a perfect size and beautifully made. Shipping was fast and it came with various samples of tea. He said he'll have a hard time going back to store bought boxed tea so I'll have to order some to go with it!

High Quality kyusu

I am thoroughly impressed with the craftsmanship of this kyusu. The lid is expertly designed, fitting snugly in place and remaining secure even when the kyusu is tilted at a vertical angle. The mesh filter is effective, ensuring that not a single tea leaf escapes into the brew. Handle is comfortable and does not get hot. The opening is big enough to make cleaning it easy. Overall, my experience with this tea pot has been outstanding. I would recommend it to any tea enthusiast.

Tokoname Red Kyusu

Simple. Not too expensive. Durable. Worthy friends of tea lovers.

What a difference!

I thought I was improving my tea taste and enjoyment when I changed from tea bags to loose tea. That was just a baby step! Moving from loose tea restrained in a ball infuser to brewing my favorite gyokuro in this Tokoname Kyusu ups the flavor profile ten-fold. I so look forward to my next cup of tea.

Exactly what I was hoping for!

This is the perfect size kyusu for my everyday green tea, plus I love the traditional color and clay. It was delivered quickly and packaged safely and beautifully. I am very pleased with this purchase!

I really like it.

So this is my first kyusu purchase, and I am not disappointed. The teapot is very light in weight, and very easy to control pouring your tea. I really enjoy using this kyusu to brew my hojicha, and other green teas.

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