Teapot with top handle plaited from akebi vine
A dobin is a teapot useful for brewing teas at high temperatures such as hôjicha, herbal teas, or black tea, especially when brewing larger volumes as the substantial spout is useful for pouring a large cup of tea. It has a beautiful handle made of akebi vine.
Our dobin-teapots are thrown by Mitsuo Morioka from either Bizen or Azumino clay. He fires the unglazed ware for around seven days in his noborigama (climbing kiln) using red pine wood. The unpredictable flow of heat and flames creates varied atmospheres and temperatures in different areas of the kiln resulting in a truly unique patina on each pot, distinct in color and sheen. Morioka’s teaware is fired at high temperature and is very durable. The precise position of the handle, the spout and the built in tea strainer ensures there is no dripping or overflow when pouring.