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BANKO YAKI TEAPOT - (LAVA GREY)
authentic handcrafted Japanese clay teapot

A classic Japanese beauty. Banko teapots were first created by a wealthy merchant and tea-lover Japan in the mid 18th century. He stamped his work with the words bakofueki, or “constant eternity,” in the hopes his teapots would be enjoyed and passed down through generations.

Banko teapots have long been favored for the Japanese Tea Ceremony for their thin, lightweight design and rustic-yet-refined, visual simplicity. The characteristic dark, rusty color of Banko ware is created when iron-rich red and yellow clay is fired in an oxygen-deprived kiln to activate the minerals. These unassuming teapots take on a distinctive luster with passing years of use.

This teapot comes with a fine, stainless steel mesh screen built into its base and works wonderfully with white, green, oolong, black or dark teas. Because it was created specifically for Japanese teas (which have characteristically thin, needle-like leaves), Banko teapots are especially well suited for fine-leaf green teas. Due to the porous nature of unglazed clay, it is recommended that only one type of tea be used per pot.

Many tea connoisseurs believe that unglazed clay enhances or provides a backbone to the tea’s flavor by adding a subtle minerality or sweetness. Over time aspects of the tea become ingrained in the pot, making every infusion better than the last.

Size: approximately 4.5” x 2.75” (without handle or spout)
Holds: 12 oz
Color: lava grey
Material: unglazed clay
Infuser: stainless inner spout cover/screen
Origin: Japan
Ideal for brewing: single or small cups of white, green, oolong, black or dark tea

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BANKO YAKI TEAPOT - (LAVA GREY)
authentic handcrafted Japanese clay teapot

Size: approximately 4.5” x 2.75” (without handle or spout)
Holds: 12 oz
Color: lava grey
Material: unglazed clay
Infuser: stainless inner spout cover/screen
Origin: Japan
Ideal for Brewing: single or small cups of white, green, oolong, black or dark tea

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