Instead of a built-in clay strainer, this pot comes with an east to clean removable stainless steel mesh strainer. It also has a very wide opening, making it a great choice for steeping large leaf oolongs and China green teas or light and voluminous China white teas. The handle is well proportioned, easy to hold, and has a thumb rest for added grip and comfort. It has a lovely, smooth, matte finish.
This pot is also quite versatile. If you remove the lid and filter, the pot can also be used as an open teapot for steeping various Chinese green teas that do not like to be covered when being steeped. It would also make a great yuzamashi, (water cooling pitcher). Yuzamashi are used to lower the temperature of freshly-heated water before using the water to steep tea leaves. The idea is that after water is heated, it is poured first into the yuzamashi, and then from the yuzamashi it is poured onto the tea leaves in a teapot. Yuzamashi are especially helpful when preparing green tea and oolong, which require a cooler water temperature for steeping.
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