A small, high-quality glass teapot for one or two people, teapots like these serve as an alternative to a gaiwan
for your all-around tea brewing needs. The insulating and easily-cleanable properties of glass work well with all kinds of tea, but are a particularly suited to green tea
, and its transparency makes it advantageous for floral or flowering teas
. The included wire filter will strain out all but the narrowest leaves, and is easily removable for thorough cleaning. Its unadorned transparency and classic design form a perfectly blank backdrop for your other teaware, whether ceramic, clay, metal, wood, or otherwise, and enable an even scientific appreciation of the infusion's colour.