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Hohin is one of the most famous teapots worldwide. In Japanese, Hohin or Houhin is a word for “treasure jar” or a “magical jar”. Therefore, this teapot is mainly used to brew high-quality brews such as a high-end Sencha named Gyokuro. 

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Several characteristics make this teapot stand out among variants such as Shirobashi. In Japan, it is a belief that Gyokuro tea becomes more mellow in Hohin than in any other pot. The mellowness comes handy with excellent taste and quality.  Some of the reason for this superb performance in tea brewing include:

1. The pot’s design

Hohin features a minimalist design with no handle. Most of these antiques are made in Gifu prefecture from minoware. In Japan, high-grade teas are brewed in handless teapots. Usually, they are brewed using the lowest temperature possible and with dire vigilance. The needed cautiousness start from the handless teapot. Secondly, both Hohin and Shiboridashi feature handless designs. However, Hohin gets an upper hand for its increased depth and existence of a preinstalled tea strainer. The straight cup-like walls and the depth creates more room for the circulation of the leaf during the brewing process. The teapot can be customized into a captivating hand-painted pattern or any other modern design.

 

2. Different materials

Hohin teapots coin most of its structural characteristics from the traditional clay-made pots. However, there are porcelain Hohin pots that offer almost the same level of functionality as compared to the clay pots. Not so much is said about the ceramic and glass pots of the same design. However, you can find an Hohin teapot with the most preferred materiality.

Hohin Clay pot

Just like any other type of clay kyusus, Hohin clay teapots are good smell absorbers. Apart from the distinctive shape or unique design, it features almost the same characteristics as its counterparts. It is made from the Gifu clay hence ensure apex durability.

Hohin Porcelain pot

Porcelain Hohin is highly demanded their excellent easy to wash surfaces and durability. It is what brings the lovely jade colour and umami flavour of Gyokuro into reality. Porcelain products weigh less than the clay tea sets. This Hohin teapot weighs between 6-8 gram depending on its artisanal origin. Otherwise, it brings all the elements of Gyokuro tea into practical realms.

Hohin Glass teapot

If you are looking for a first-class antique for your special occasions then glass Hohin is the best choice. The teapots come handy with transparent surfaces that allow for efficient viewing of the Gyokuro’s deep mellow colour. This entices the guest even more.

Ceramic Hohin teapots

Ceramic form part of the high-class tea wares that are designed to convert. Ceramic earthenware is glazed and 100% safe. The pots feature a non-stick coating and come in different shapes, sizes and designs to suit any ones need.

 

Conclusion

What makes the Hohin teapot unique is the in-built strainer that is located just at the joint between the spout and the body. This not only realizes flexibility but also helps in achieving convenient brewing since all you need is to put the leaves in the spout and add some water. The water drains into the teapot in the form of already-made tea.  Choosing Hohin teapot, therefore, is bold step towards achieving your best of the green tea in the most reliable manner

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