• Teaware and Gadgets

    An Introduction to the Kyusu

    It’s a little known fact that kyusu is simply the Japanese word for teapot. We usually think of them as side handled tea pots but they can also have handles on the rear or even on the top. Porcelain and clay are the most common mediums but kyusu can be made from a number of materials. The handles are usually hollow in order to prevent them from becoming too hot to hold. Kyusu have wider bodies that allow heat to dissipate, making them perfect for sensitive teas like sencha. Kyusu are different from other teapots because they are designed specifically for making green tea and they usually feature some sort of built in…