Handmade by Iga, Mie Prefecture craftsmen, the AZMAYA Iga Dobin ceramic teapot is finished with a Kuroame glossy ‘black candy’ glaze and simple bamboo handle. A beautiful and traditionally styled teapot with a refined look which works well in any contemporary setting.
Handcrafted using traditional techniques, Iga-ware uses clay and natural glazes local to the region which are extremely resistant to heat and react well to repeated firing. Iga clay offers an elevated level of hardness while the pebbles in the clay result in natural character and texture.
The “Kuroame” glaze is enriched with deep black hues and a glossy textured finish.
Due to its delicate structure, the Iga Dobin Teapot cannot be used on direct flame but is excellent for keeping tea warm.
The handcrafted quality of the Iga Dobin Teapot results in unique differences in shade, gloss & size of glaze.
In order to best protect the Iga Dobin Teapot ceramic from stain or odour, before first use, please follow the care instructions provided.
Outer 11.5cm (w/ spout) 15.0cm x H 11.0cm (not including handle)
Due to the handcrafted production, there are individual differences in shade, gloss, size of glaze.
Before using it for the first time, please follow this care instruction in order to protect the ceramic from discoloration or odor.
- Place the vessel with the rice water* (white cloudy water left after rinsing rice) in a pot.
- Boil it for about 10 minutes.
- Wipe off the slimy moisture with a soft cloth, and dry well.
*You can also use white flour water instead of rice water
For light-coloured glaze, please immerse in water or lukewarm water before use. Colouring can be prevented to some extent.
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