Hohin (or Hobin) is a small Japanese teapot without a handle and is used together with a Yuzamashi to cool the water to the proper temperature for steeping. The tea is served in Yunomi cups. The small size is suitable for the slow brewing of highest grade teas for a deep, mellow, and full flavor. Hohin means "Treasure Jar" or "Magical Jar" in Japanese.
The little plum pot poured water for the Japanese Hohin set which is steeping our *Golden Celebration Gyokuro* tea leaves grown in Uji in Kyoto.
The smooth flavor of Gyokuro creates a peaceful atmosphere, and the lovely glimmering gold flakes as they float on the surface of the tea delights and occupies the mind.
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“Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. the afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos,
The fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.
Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.”
Okakura Kakuzo (1863-1913), The book of Tea