Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)

Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml)

Regular price$99.99 USD
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Why We Love It

This Tokoname Teapot Set by Ukou features a kyusu teapot (12oz/360ml) and two teacups with an exquisite green decoration. The teapot and the teacups are made of red Tokoname clay and have turned black due to reduction firing. They are sprinkled with green clay, creating a distinctive texture. The inside of the teacups is painted in sumi-e style white brush to accentuate the color of the tea.

The teapot is equipped with an obi chakoshi (belt strainer): a stainless-steel net covering the inner circumference of the teapot. The tea leaves have room to spread in hot water, enhancing the original taste and aroma of the tea. The flow is smooth and not obstructed by tea leaves when pouring. This fine mesh net is excellent for use with very fine tea leaves, such as deep-steamed tea (fukamushi sencha).

This teapot is suitable for any types of tea. Sencha (middle- to high-grade green tea) and kariganecha (high-grade stem tea) are especially recommended.

Why Choose a Teapot from Tokoname 

Tokoname teapots and teacups are lightweight, resistant, smooth, and particularly easy to use. Green tea enthusiasts swear by the taste that Tokoname clay imparts to the tea. It is said that the iron contained in Tokoname clay softens the astringency and adds roundness to Japanese green tea. Moreover, Tokoname teapots take on a patina over time: the tea brewed in these kyusu gains in quality. Each teapot is fired with its lid placed on. Consequently, the lids are extremely airtight.

Tokoname-yaki ware is produced in the area around the town of Tokoname, in Aichi prefecture, and is one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. Tokoname is the center of teapot production in Japan: nowadays, there are numerous kilns in activity, with artisans still pursuing traditional techniques.

This teapot and teacup set is handcrafted by Ukou kiln, which has been making tea ware since 1972. Their obi chakoshi (belt strainer) was patented in 1987. In recent years, the kiln has received several awards including the coveted Omotenashi Selection. 

Caring For Your Kyusu Teapot

After use, the tea set should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water, which will help it to dry faster. Store the teapot in a well-ventilated area, and do not replace the lid before the inside is completely dry. Pay attention to the interior of the spout, which remains wet for a long time.

Details

  • Kyusu teapot and two teacups
  • Handmade in Japan
  • Free gift-wrapping in Japanese furoshiki cloth
  • As each handmade product is unique, there may be small differences in size, color and pattern from the photographs above.
  • Teapot: ⌀ 4.3” (11cm), width 7.1” (18cm), height 3.3” (8.5cm), capacity 12oz (360ml)
  • Teacups: ⌀ 3.5” (9cm), height 2.2” (5.5cm)
  • Code : 94411GN

Free Shipping

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Enjoy FREE express shipping on all orders over $99!
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders over $199 USD.
  • Japan: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders.

Shipping Times

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Orders usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipment.
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Delivery is usually within a week, depending on local customs.
  • Japan: Orders typically arrive within 24 hours after shipment.
  • All other countries: Orders usually arrive within 4-5 days after shipment, depending on local customs.

Taxes

  • Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by customs and mail carriers. Customers are responsible for these costs.
  • Customs and import rules vary by country, for example the USA usually doesn’t charge any extra fees, but the EU sometimes does. See here for information on selected countries.
  • If an order is returned due to refusal to pay local taxes or customs duties, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.
  • Shipments in the US may be subject to sales tax where mandated by federal and local authorities. Sales tax will be calculated at checkout.
  • Shipments within Japan are subject to consumption tax, which is included in the price.

Shipping Locations

  • All our products come to you from Japan.
  • Especially for customers in the USA, we can now also ship some items from our location in California to ensure the fastest delivery!

Track Your Order

  • Once your order has shipped, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to track your shipment.
  • Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to track shipments. If an order is returned due to non-collection, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.

If you would like to return your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns within 30 days of receiving your order.

*Please note the following conditions to our return and exchange policy:

  • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging.
  • Items must be returned to their original shipping location (this is usually in Tokyo).
  • Discounted items, or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for return or refund.
  • The original outward shipping cost (the full amount that we paid to the courier) will be deducted from the refund.
  • The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost.
  • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses and duvets, mattress/duvet covers, or tatami mats.

How do I claim my free refund?

Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

Please return the item folded in its original packaging and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’.

Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.

Do I have to pay shipping costs?

We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original outward shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.

If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.

Can I exchange for a different product?

Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.

Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.

What if my item is damaged?

Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:

We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.

Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.

We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.

How long will my refund take?

We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.

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ToSu
A great purchase

Extremely fast delivery and a great product with neat packaging

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Leopoldo Rivera
Great! Tokoname Kyusu Teapot Set

I love the Tokoname Kyusu Teapot Set by Ukou! The 12oz/360ml size is perfect. I love the delicate green decoration, including the inside of the teacups which are painted in sumi–e style white brush to accentuate the color of the tea – what is classy set! The stainless–steel net covering the inner perimeter of the teapot is nice because the flow is smooth and not obstructed by tea leaves when pouring. This fine mesh net is excellent for use with the deep–steamed sencha I purchase. I highly recommend this teapot set. I must add that Diccon Sandrey, Manager of Operations acknowledged and responded to all of my emails with great professionalism.

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Neil Fearn
Green Tokoname Japanese Teapot Set by Ukou (12oz/360ml

Great service. Delivered on time and what a delight to open. Very well presented and when the box was finally opened it didn’t disappoint. The tea pot is extremely well made and a thing of beauty. It’s does not stop there the tea cups are to the same standard. The result from the brew is superb and allows for multiple brews from the same leaves without any stewing. I can’t recommend highly enough.

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Sara
Beautiful

This was a birthday gift for my husband and he loves it. It’s a beautiful set and works very well.
He also really enjoyed opening it since it came already wrapped in a cloth like a traditional Japanese gift. What a nice touch!

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Timothy

Beautiful set. The shipping was shockingly fast all the way from Tokyo and the packaging was very well done even including a red handkerchief which the items were wrapped in.


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