The teapot is made by the potter Liu Xinlong (check here for more details of Liu) from Jingdezhen, the capital of pottery in China.
Made of kaolin clay, the teapot is woodfired in the kiln for a few days straight, resulting in a gradation of colour from brown to grey with fine cracks thoroughly. It stands out with the kintsugi design covering almost half of the body providing strong wabi-sabi esthetics and significant textural contrast. The overall piece leaves nothing to wish for.
The teapot holds approximately 230ml of liquid with 21 holes ball filter. Expertly connected into the body of the pot, the spout is able to embrace smooth pour and sharp stop of pour without drips. Please pay attention that as the kyusu is not glazed on the inside, we suggest the user of the teapot devote it to a kind of tea for better “nourishing”. Therefore the taste of tea will be improved gradually after long-term brewing the same tea in the kyusu. For these reasons, it shall not be washed using detergents, but rather water only.
Check here for more details of the matching cups.