Vessel for cooling water
A yuzamashi is a tool used to adjust the temperature of water for brewing tea. To bring out the finest taste of the tea leaves, we use water ranging from 50 to 95 degrees Celsius depending on the type of tea. Simply let the boiled water cool down in a yuzamashi until it reaches the desired temperature. Using a yuzamashi for pouring hot water, also makes it easy to warm up the teapot and the teacups.
Our yuzamashi vessels are thrown by Mitsuo Morioka from Bizen 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 ensures there is no dripping or overflow when pouring.