Shiboridashi (絞り出し) are palm sized, handleless brew vessels that have been adapted for relatively slow and cool temperature brewing. Literally translated as "to squeeze out", Shiboridashi are known to "squeeze out" the natural umami of shaded Japanese teas, namely gyokuro and kabusecha, as well as premium senchas. Balancing form and function, our Tokoname ware Shiboridashi evoke a refined elegance through simple, unadorned design.
Tokoname ware (常滑焼), one of the Six Ancient kilns of Japan, has a history dating back to the Heian Period (794-1192 CE). It is said that the iron rich clay of Tokoname teaware reacts with the tannins in the tea to decrease astringency and bitterness. This Shiboridashi uses black clay without a glaze, adding to its rustic character. With each use the luster will build, infusing the inherent charm of the Tokoname region with the individual character of each owner.
- As this item is made from unglazed clay, please dry well after use and avoid leaving tea leaves in the pot overnight to prevent mold.
- Wash with water and scrub with a light brush (such as a toothbrush) if necessary.
- Avoid the use of soap or detergents, as they may soak into the clay.
- Do not put in the dishwasher or microwave.