The Black Ceramic Teapot is made out of highly porous and iron-rich clay. This wide-bodied teapot is designed with a very fine sasame filter which consists of a series of small holes created on a piece of clay and attached inside the base of the spout. The built-in strainer gives the loose tea leaves ample room to expand and steep freely when brewing directly against the unglazed clay.
The clay absorbs the flavors over time and allows for optimum infusion, while the iron absorbs the astringency of tea and improves the taste of water. Combined with the easy-to-grip handle, these distinct features of Tokoname-yaki make for a highly functional teapot that is ideal for bringing out maximum flavour when brewing delicate teas such as sencha or gyokuro.