It is hard to imagine that some tea pot could change the taste of tea.
However if you compare, the difference is very clear.
Some tea pot could change to less bitter, more mild. Some tea pot could change more strong flavor, more sweet.
Depending on place of production, master of tea pot, soil, how to burn etc,,,the character of tea pots is all different.
日本人專以「寶瓶」來泡玉露，因為形狀最合適。不過，當我們試用它來泡中國茶，如烏龍茶、紅茶，甚至生 / 熟普洱茶，它都能泡出各款茶的獨特風味，沖泡出來！
This is one of my favorite tea pot which is produced about 40-50 years ago in Tokoname,
made by famous tea pot artist the First Yuzen.
This shape of tea pot is called "Shiboridashi" or Hobin in Japanese.
This tea pot is originally made for Gyokuro.
However this tea pot is even suitable for Chinese Tea, like Oolong tea, Black Tea, Pu-er Tea etc,,,
This tea pot could improve the tea taste very smooth in the mouth.
You can taste the tea taste with whole mouth and deep in throat.
Even the taste of tea is much milder and less bitter, sweetness of tea become much stronger.
This tea pot can awake 100% potential of tea especially Green tea, Black tea and Pu-er tea.
If you are interested and want to try, please apply for "Tea Pot Tasting" workshop.
You will be able to try at least 4 kinds of tea pot in the workshop.
Tea pot artist, Ito Gafu
Ito Gafu is a young tea pot artist who is called "Kyusu Baka" which means crazy on tea pot.
He is a artist who focus on his own soil.
Tokoname is famous for "Red Soil" . Original real "Red Soil" improve tea taste very well.
However it is very rare to find the real "Red Soil" as many of houses or factories built their.
Also it takes very long time and works for treating the soil.
Therefore, usually synthetic red soil is used now.
Ito Gafu look for real soil by himself and he treat the soil in the method come down from The third Jyosan, who is the human national treasure of Japan.
It takes about 3years to treat the soil in the method.
His tea pot which is made with his own soil could improve tea taste very nice.
If you drink Rock Tea with his pot, you can feel the tea taste with whole mouth and throat.
If you drink raw Pu-er with his pot, taste become very soft but much sweeter.
He is a tea lover who is very rare in tea pot artist.
So he makes tea pots as understanding tea lovers.
It is very comfortable to use his tea pots.
1, Real "Red Soil" is not red color, it is yellow color!.
2,3, Everyday he mix soil and water then filter out little by little to take silky soil.
4, He move out filtered soil to ceramic container to remove too much of moisture.
5, He moved again to small container to make the soil "sleep".