This old-fashioned tea utensil is made of bamboo by a craftsman in Kyushu. Designed to hold your tea leaves when making a hot cuppa, simply add the leaves to the basket and pour the hot water over the top.
Natural materials have low heat conductivity, so the handle does not get hot.
Sanjō (三条市, Sanjō-shi) is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It is about 2 hours from Tokyo via the Jōetsu Shinkansen. The Shinano River flows through the west of it from south to north and the Ikarashi-gawa River flows through the centre of the urbanised area.
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