Category Archives: New Products

Tokoname Teapot New Arrivals

Some new additions to our catalog of Tokoname Teapots have arrived and a few others will arrive pretty soon. Most of these were selected for their obvious impressive quality, techniques and appearance, yet also for their functionality and features. Below are three interesting new features:

First up, is what is known as a “Chakkiri Kyusu”. It has a uniquely shaped spout allowing for a smoother pour. Found on these two teapots Kuro Midori Chakkiri Tokoname Teapot & Kuro Ruretto Chakkiri Tokoname Teapot. If you have any type of trouble or difficulty pouring tea or have a teapot that clogs and/or dribbles, this type of Tokoname Teapot will aid you extremely well:

Chakkiri Kyusu

Chakkiri Kyusu

Next up, a feature of an extra wide sasame mesh! Found on this very kyusu Biri Shusen Tokoname Teapot. Helps with the pour and incredibly difficult to clog:

Extra Wide Ceramic Mesh

Extra Wide Ceramic Mesh

And finally, from this batch of teapots, we’d like to introduce a teapot with a slice cut out of the rim where the lid rests. Found on this teapot Kuro Midori Chakkiri Tokoname Teapot. Especially useful for removing spent leaf from the teapot keeping it in pristine condition:

Rim Cut Kyusu

Rim Cut Kyusu

New Matcha Chawan

A few new matcha chawan have just been released over in the Matcha Bowls category at Yuuki-Cha. Please click on the images below to go to the individual listings for more information and more images.

Rustic Kyo-Yaki Matcha Chawan

Rustic Kyo-Yaki Matcha Chawan

Seinyu Mino-Yaki Matcha Bowl

Seinyu Mino-Yaki Matcha Bowl

Miyama Tenmoku Chawan

Miyama Tenmoku Chawan

Kuro Tenmoku Matcha Chawan

Kuro Tenmoku Matcha Chawan

And also a couple of summer Hira style chawan from our inventory:

Yuki Shino Hira Matcha Chawan

Yuki Shino Hira Matcha Chawan

Nezumi Shino Natsu Matcha Tea Bowl

Nezumi Shino Natsu Matcha Tea Bowl

Japanese Tea Canisters *NEW*

Just arrived are some new washi wrapped Japanese Tea Canisters! We love these ones!

For these ones, we selected two different washi paper designs in three different colors that we especially thought were stunningly beautiful! They are suitable for 100g (3.53oz) of loose leaf teas such as sencha and gyokuro. They will also hold other teas such as hojicha, genmaicha, black & oolong teas, or basically any tea of your choice. Bulkier teas will, of course, not fit 100g (3.53oz), so please keep that in mind.

The selection of our washi paper is always from a traditional washi paper supplier in Japan. The steel tins are made in Japan, and they are also wrapped in Japan.

Features:

  • Inner lid – A tight fitting plastic inner lid.
  • Notch! – Yes, they all have the little notch that helps to match up the pattern on the lid and the body when you twist the lid.
  • Washi Paper – Genuine JAPANESE washi paper!
  • Stainless Steel Tins – Durable and will last a long time.
  • MADE IN JAPAN – Absolutely!

New TSURU Canisters! The paper is decorated with beautiful Japanese cranes (Tsuru in Japanese), pine trees (Matsu in Japanese), and wisteria flowers (Fuji in Japanese):

Set of 3 Tsuru Japanese Tea Canisters

Set of 3 Tsuru Japanese Tea Canisters

New KIKU Canisters! The paper is decorated with flowers, including chrysanthemums (Kiku in Japanese) & bellflowers (Kikyo in Japanese):

Set of 3 Kiku Japanese Tea Canisters

Set of 3 Kiku Japanese Tea Canisters

Sold in sets of 3 or individually. Please visit our Japanese Tea Canister category for a full selection of canisters!

Japanese Black Tea From Kakegawa

Japanese Black Tea

Kakegawa black tea brewed in a Tochiri Banko-Yaki Teapot.

Coming to the end of October and creeping into the winter months, the good people at Yuuki-Cha are happy to introduce three all new organic Japanese Black Tea from Kakegawa!

Currently, we have the specialized organic black teas from Makurazaki that are handpicked only once a year in Spring from tea varietals that were bred in Japan specifically for black tea such as Hatsumomiji, Benihikari, and the award winning Benifuki, but also in Japan organic tea growers will often utilizing Spring or Summer harvest leaf of Japanese tea varietals that are commonly used to make green tea for making black tea, too, and when done with good intentions, the results can be excellent!

One organic tea grower we came across in Kakegawa which is a famous tea region of Shizuoka has been very successful at the above mentioned method, so much so, that he has been awarded gold prizes for all three of his Summer harvest black teas in the Japanese world tea competition 2010. That on top of the fact that after tasting them and finding them all delicious we couldn’t really resist to not release them!

The three tea varietals the grower uses to make these are the famous Yabukita breed, the well-revered Saemidori breed, and Yama No Ibuki (meaning mountain breath, life and vitality). Genuine 100% non-blended, direct from the grower, and sincere with your taste buds means you can enjoy and savor the unique taste and aroma of each varietal without any confusion!

Available individually or in a 3 pack over in our Japanese Black Tea category. Buy the 3 pack and save $2:

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea Saemidori

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea Saemidori

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea Yama No Ibuki

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea Yama No Ibuki

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea Yabukita

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea Yabukita

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea 3 Pack

Organic Kakegawa Black Tea 3 Pack