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How to care Tokoname teapot

Posted on October 07, 2014 | 0 comments

Tokoname teapot needs to be treated with preparation work before brew the tea in order to obtain proper function of Tokoname. Tokoname is a hard porous pottery, and it slightly absorbs the liquid content. The reason for the pretreatment with boiled thin tea is locking the porous surface with tannin of the tea.
1. Carefully place teapot onto a pot with lid uncovered which should be large enough to cover the teapot with water.
2. Place cloth onto the pot to prevent teapot to break by hitting the walls in your pot surface when water boils. Put some tea leaves (preferably the same kind of tea which you will use for your new teapot) and bring to a boil.
3. Slow boil for about 30minutes, let your teapot cool down in the cook ware with tea water still covering the entire teapot, let it stand for a day.
4. Take out the teapot and rub off any clay residue inside of your teapot. Rinse well with water only. Place the teapot back into the pot and bring it to a slow boil again for 30minutes. Let it cool down in your pot.
5. Rinse it well with hot water. It’s ready for use.

1. Rinse the teapot with soft cleaning pad.
2. Fill your teapot with boiled water and allow the water to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Fill the teapot a second time with boiled water and add loose tealeaves. Allow this tea to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. You are now ready to prepare your first pot of tea.
Do not use dishwashing soap, because air holes of Tokoname teapot will absorb the chemical flavour of soap. Just rinse with hot water after each use would be sufficient. And leave the lid uncovered till it is fully dried.
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