This small batch of Sencha is a special lot from a section of M. Sakamoto’s garden where Koshun cultivar is grown rather than the traditional Yabukita. The rare beauty of his gardens and the elegance of his teas prove M. Sakamoto a very mindful producer, one who knows how to get the best out of his experimentations.
Shiboridashi from Hakusan Katamaya | Midori
Third generation potter, Hakusan began work in Tokoname nearly 50 years ago.
It is almost possible to revel in her fine and consistent pieces which appear to be decorated with a net of caramel!
In fact, this adornment comes from a traditional technique called "Mogake". It consists in the application of the algae "Amamo" at the time of firing. While the result is amazing to the eye and to the touch, the style demands expertise and patience of its creator.
Shiboridashis, a little like gaiwans, are small volume infusion instruments whose cover allows you to hold back the leaves when pouring. Long leaf teas like the temomichas and gyokuros are preferred for use in shiboridashis.
Diameter: 9.5 cm
Height: 5 cm
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