25 March 2022

How to Clean Japanese Teapot?

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Clean Japanese Teapot with water or warm water as much as possible, but if you use dishing detergent, rinse with water thoroughly so that make sure no detergent remains. And make sure to dry it well.

As you continue to use it, especially Tokoname ware gains charm of color and luster. Also, Teapots have a unique shape, so if you are not familiar with them, there is a chance that you may drop or bump them when washing by hand and cause damage.

In order to keep your Teapot clean and make delicious tea easily at any time, here are some recommended ways to wash it.

1. Hold it Right

The most common case is bumping the spout or handle against the sink when washing. By wrapping the handle tightly with one hand and holding it so that the spout is facing you, as shown in the figure, those parts will be protected.

2. Rinse

Running water from the tap and pouring it in through the spout will easily wash away the tea leaves on the tea strainer inside. All tea strainers have a very fine mesh, so be sure to rinse off any remaining tea leaves from the strainer to keep it clean. 

3. Use Brush

A small brush, such as a kitchen brush or a clean toothbrush, can be used to easily remove clogged tea leaves. Dry well after washing.

Dishwasher safe? Detergent?

In general, it is possible to wash products made of ceramic or porcelain using a dishwasher. However, it is not recommended because vibration and other factors may damage them. In addition, items with red paint decorations on the surface may become lighter in color after repeated washing at high temperatures.

At MUSUBI KILN, we assume that our products will be used for a long time, and if there is even the slightest possibility that the decoration or functionality of the product may be compromised, we indicate that the product is not dishwasher-safe.

For daily care, it is sufficient to wash them under strong running water, without using any detergent.

If you are concerned about tea stains, pour boiling water into the teapot, add 1-2 spoons of baking soda, and scrub with a sponge after the water has cooled to make it easier to remove.

Find your favorite Japanese teapot! 

Japanese teapots come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Each teapot has its own recommended uses, such as enjoying a cup of tea easily with the whole family, or savoring a cup of carefully, slow-brewed tea like a barista's coffee. Let's take a look at the different types of teapots and their recommended uses.

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