What kind of first teapot for gyokuro and sencha?

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What kind of first teapot for gyokuro and sencha?

by Väinämöinen » Feb 28th 19 12:53 am

Hello everybody! Im new to "real tea" since I stopped drinking coffee and got interested in world of tea. Especially Japanese greens like sencha and gyokuro. I've been googling a lot about tea's and different types of teaware and many of those searches ended up to this site, so I think this is the right place to ask this question. :)

What kind of teapot would be good to start? I have pretty low budget at the moment. I could maybe invest only like 50-60euros (around 65-70 usd) and that includes some gyokuro and sencha since Im running out. :lol: So lets say I buy 100g of gyokuro for around 20usd and some 5-10usd 50g of sencha and It would leave me 30-40usd for teapot. First I was tempted to buy just Gaiwan to try different teas, but since I propably dont go too much for chinese ones for now (I guess Japanese is more reliable when it comes to pollution for example) I would propably be drinking sencha (mainly asamushi) and gyokuro.

I've read some topics around this subject and these few teapots have come across:

https://www.o-cha.com/fukamushi-teapot- ... ory_id=164

http://www.yuuki-cha.com/teaware/japane ... hin-teapot

https://www.o-cha.com/arita-teapot-kohi ... ory_id=169

Also.. Propably I could go for some kyusu that is able to handle gyokuro too now for starters and just buy shiboridashi or houhin later. Or just Houhin that can also brew some sencha. I quitted drinking coffee very recently since Im a writer and I need that sip of focus, but I drank it too much and found organic gyokuro from one local teashop (it was expensive, but on sale), had some strong brews and it made me super relaxed and focused. Almost like being littlebit high. :roll: Tea seems to suit writing better as focus enchaser. Coffee makes me too restless.

And just one more thing, I would prefer this ceramic filter if its possible to find from cheap kyusus. Im happy to take thoughts and links to some affordable kyusus. Also, I would like to order all things from same site (teapot, gyokuro, sencha) since I live in europe and those costs and hassle.

Thank you!

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Re: What kind of first teapot for gyokuro and sencha?

by JRS22 » Mar 4th 19 1:57 pm

If you can stretch your budget this shib is made from a good clay. It’s also a good size for one person since quality teas allow for multiple steeps. I use it with o-cha kariganes and gyokuro.

https://www.o-cha.com/mogake-shiboridas ... ory_id=164

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Re: What kind of first teapot for gyokuro and sencha?

by Väinämöinen » Mar 20th 19 6:59 pm

JRS22 wrote: If you can stretch your budget this shib is made from a good clay. It’s also a good size for one person since quality teas allow for multiple steeps. I use it with o-cha kariganes and gyokuro.

https://www.o-cha.com/mogake-shiboridas ... ory_id=164
Thank you! I ordered porcelain gaiwan as my first brewing vessel since I learned its versatility to brew so many different types of teas to begin the tea journey. Kyusu and shiboridashi are next things on my list. I consider that one which you linked!