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

Season Greetings & Holiday Dates 2010

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year From Yuuki-Cha!

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year From Yuuki-Cha!

On behalf of our growers, craftsmen and of course us here at Yuuki-Cha, we would like to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you very much for always keeping us in mind for your tea choices!

Just to let you know, our closure dates for Christmas and New Year:

  • Closed 24th – 26th of December (orders placed on those dates will ship on the 27th December).
  • Closed 30th of December – 2nd of January (orders placed on those dates will ship on the 3rd of January).

All inquiries during those above mentioned periods will be answered upon re-opening.

Happy Holidays!

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!

Matcha Tea Caddies Category Update

Just a quick update here. We have updated our Matcha Tea Caddies category so that each natsume is an individual listing rather than being grouped together.

For those that don’t know, natsume is the little caddy/container that is used during the Japanese tea ceremony to store matcha that will be consumed in that sitting. They are called natsume because of their resemblance to the fruit of the Chinese date tree often referred to as jujube.

You’ll want to note that natsume are not used for long term storage of matcha, so please don’t use them for that.  Their purpose is to store fresh matcha each time one would practice the tea ceremony, so if you do that or would just like to enrich the overall experience and visual enjoyment of preparing matcha then a natsume is a very important part of doing so.

Choose from three different colors red, black, or burgundy and many different designs. Here’s an example of one from our current batch:

Black Natsume Matcha Tea Caddies With A Bamboo Design

Black Natsume Matcha Tea Caddies With A Bamboo Design