Kinto’s Ceramic Lab range balances orderly, neat design with the warm patterns of sandstone native to the Nagasaki prefecture of Japan, where it is manufactured. Many transformations occur in this unique porcelain, which is ultra-sensitive to temperature and humidity when firing. This results in a speckled, ‘scorched’-looking pattern called ‘yo-hen’. The natural unevenness of this effect is balanced by orderly, neat shapes and a sharp delineation between the textured bottom and smooth sides. This 180ml tea cup, which does not have handles, is the perfect vehicle for herbal tea.
Do not overheat heat empty or without water in the microwave, and avoid using abrasive scrubbers or steel wool. Due to the unique nature of this pottery, pieces may vary slightly in patterns and shapes.
Why we love it
'A beautiful, tactile range—Japanese design at its finest.'
About The Brand
Though Kinto is most recognised for their impeccable coffee-making tools, the Japanese company offers a wide range for the table and home. Their products are designed to integrate harmoniously with the surrounding space while adding a unique touch. Most importantly, they are made for everyday use; human movements such as holding, pouring, and drinking are carefully considered in the design details. Shop Kinto