Using a Japanese Teapot

by Jason on May 31, 2012

in green, Japanese

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Charlie May 31, 2012 at 23:14

I’ve never seen anyone in Japan use the glass. I personally don’t think it is really necessary, nor have I ever used one. I just put the water in the cup (180 for sencha) until it gets warm, then pour it into the kyusu.

Jason June 1, 2012 at 09:19

Charlie- Yes the glass pitcher is a non-traditional yuzamashi. But what do you do if (in an informal spot of tea with another person) the other person has not completely drained her cup, and you are ready for another steeping? Or, for whatever reason, you do not have access to all the original cups you served, but want to do a subsequent steep? The yuzamashi is not always strictly necessary, but is very helpful in serving more than one person and assuring that you do not over-steep the leaves by leaving liquid in the pot.

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