Teapot • Sumi Kyusu



  • Ceramic
  • Black clay
  • Unglazed
  • Modern design with built-in tea strainer
  • Tokoname Yaki/ Tokoname Ware
  • 180mL capacity


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The Sumi Kyusu is the perfect vessel for solo tea sessions with a 180mL capacity. The smooth modern design features a built-in tea strainer. This kyusu teapot has been crafted in Tokoname, Japan from local soil. The clay is black which inspired the name “sumi” or ink in Japanese. It is an unglazed teapot. This allows the clay to enrich tea with minerals which can make for a smoother brew. Its compact form means it can be used for outdoor tea sessions. Brew any of our organic leaf teas: gyokuro, genmaicha or hojicha in this kyusu.

About the Craft/Artisan

Tokoname Yaki or Tokoname Ware are ceramics produced in the Tokoname area of Aichi Prefecture in Japan. One of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns is located here. This pottery dates back to the 12th century and the craft has been kept alive by generations of dedicated and highly skilled potters since. Today, Tokoname is a renowned producer of teapots among other items such as wind chimes and incense burners.

Care Instructions

Hand wash with warm water.


Please note: These are handmade pieces crafted with natural materials. There may be slight variations in size, shape and colour.


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