Japanese Tea Sets

The Japanese have spent many centuries perfecting the art of growing high quality tea and what better way is there to enjoy it than with an authentic Japanese tea set? Here we have reviewed two Japanese tea sets, a bamboo whisk set and the famous cast-iron tetsubin tea kettle.


Mocha Chadao traditional matcha tea set

This Mocha Chadao traditional matcha tea set includes every quality component one will need to brew and drink matcha the traditional Japanese way. In the set you will find a large bamboo tray, a bamboo chasaku, a tea whisk, a ceramic rest and a ceramic bowl.

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Umami matcha tea set

The Umami matcha tea set makes the perfect gift for that special someone because it provides an authentic tea ceremony experience. The set, which is ideal for making both thick (koicha) and thin (usucha) tea, consists of the highest quality items. It includes a bamboo whisk with 100 tines, a traditional bamboo scoop, a stylish whisk holder and a bowl with a stainless steel sifter.

The packaging has dimensions of 8.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 inches and a total weight of 10 ounces.

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Cast-iron tetsubin tea kettle

The tetsubin is an iconic item and are normally made from cast-iron like this one featured here. Not only does the cast-iron provide health benefits but it also distributes the heat evenly which does wonders for enhancing the flavor extraction during heating.

With your purchase you will get a traditional Japanese cast-iron tea kettle and a stainless steel infuser. The capacity of the tetsubin is 650ml and weighs 2.5 pounds.

The benefits of cast-iron: Cast-iron offers incredible strength and durability. Also, the material releases iron into the water which makes the water taste softer and sweeter. Another benefit is the actual iron which absorbs chloride from the drinking water.

Maintenance: As soon as you get your teapot first boil 5 to 10 grams of tea with it for 10 minutes. The tea leaves will react with the iron from the pot to coat the interior with a layer of tannin which eliminates the iron odor and prevents the kettle from rusting. Pour the tea water out and repeat the process 3 more times or until the water is clear. Also, don’t forget to empty the kettle after every use and do not pour over 70% capacity water into the pot in order to prevent spilling boiling hot water. And do not clean the inside of the tetsubin with cleaning detergents or brushes.

Warranty: The tetsubin has been made in Japan by highly skilled craftsmen. If you are experiencing any problems with the product, simply contact the manufacturer and they will solve any issues with 100% satisfaction.

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Bamboo matcha tea whisk

This traditional Japanese tea whisk has been carefully crafted from strong golden bamboo and is the perfect addition for any quality matcha tea set. Included with the purchase is a 4 inch long bamboo whisk, a 4.5 inch long bamboo spoon and a beautiful clear storage tube.

Before first use: It’s important to soak the bamboo tines (brush part) in warm water while whisking it back and forth for a minute or two. This will soften the tines which will help prevent them from breaking when using.

After each use: Rinse the tines in cold water, shake off the water and dry it with a soft towel. Place the whisk face up as this will help it to dry.

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