Tokoname teapot 3dl
A ceramic teapot from Tokoname, a city famous for its potters. The ceramic filter is durable and easy to clean.
3dl: 2 or 3 cups
Made in Tokoname, Japan
Tokoname: 1000 years of Japanese quality
Tokoname is the oldest and most important of Japan's six ancient pottery centers. In the archipelago, the city is synonymous with cha-ki - or tea utensils - and its production is the result of a long tradition of craftsmanship. Even today and despite increasing mechanization, teapots that combine several parts are assembled by hand.
Before first use, remove the protective cap from the spout if there is one. Boil the teapot and it will be ready to use.
Traditionally, you don't wash an earthenware teapot with dish soap.
After use, discard the tea leaves and wash the teapot with water. Remove the cover when you let it dry.
If the tea leaves are blocking the filter, use a soft-bristled brush to remove them. Cleaning the ceramic filter with a hard object such as a toothpick may crack it.
If you are bothered by the tea tannin stains, gently brush the affected area with baking soda mixed with water.
The surface of a Tokoname teapot becomes shiny over time.