Handleless small teapot
A hôhin is a handleless small teapot. Since the hôhin is held directly with one hand it gives you an intimate feeling of infusing tea out of your palm. A hôhin teapot is most suitable for delicate, high end green leaf teas which are brewed at a lower temperature. It is unsuitable for teas that require hot water since the temperature of the water is directly transmitted to the hand.
Our hôhin 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 spout and the built in tea strainer ensures there is no dripping or overflow when pouring.