|The type of tea determines the type
of teapot. Be sure to use the most appropriate one.
Use a small teapot for Gyokuro and premium Sencha to fully
extract the flavor into a small volume of hot water. Mame-kyusu,
an extremely small pot for Gyokuro, has only a 100-cc capacity
and looks like a toy. This size is, nevertheless, the most
appropriate for Gyokuro. If you purchase only one pot, a pot
with a 250-cc capacity for premium Sencha is recommended.
A teapot with 600-cc capacity designed for regular Sencha
is also convenient, as it can be used for both purposes.
For regular tea
Steep Genmai-cha, Houji-cha, and Bancha leaves in a generous
quantity of hot water. A teapot with an 800-cc capacity is
very convenient. As boiling water is used for this type of
tea, a heavy pot is good for the retention of heat. An earthen
teapot with a liana handle is recommended for its Japanese
These days, heatproof glass pots are also readily available.
Such small-size teapots can be used for various types of green
tea, such as Mecha, Gyokuro, and premium Sencha, for example.
Wait for a while and watch the leaves uncurl. Enjoy the color
of Sencha brewed in cold water in summer.