Kanaami-Tsuji Tea Strainer (copper) 京都泡茶濾網（銅色）
Crafted and perfected by generations of traditional artisans, the wire netting teaware from Kanaami-Tsuji encapsulates the soul of Kyoto craftsmanship with a tradition that goes back over one thousand years. Kenichi Tsuji and his son Toru Tsuji weave some of Japan’s most beautiful kitchen and tea utensils in their original kiku-dashi (“chrysanthemum pattern”) and kikko-ami (“tortoise shell netting”) patterns, which has earned Kenichi an award from Kyoto City for his contribution to the promotion of traditional craft.
These strainers are handwoven in the kikko-ami pattern. Although made with straining English black teas in mind, we use this strainer with almost anything, especially tea cakes which tend to break off into dust. They can even be used as an infuser in a shallow cup.
Dimensions: ⌀7 x L16cm
Place of Origin: Kyoto, Japan