This Hagi ware tea set represents a living, breathing tradition from Yamaguchi, southwest Japan.
Hagi ware (Hagi-yaki) goes back to the early 17th century, when expert Korean potters were brought to Japan at the behest of a feudal lord.
Sakakura Shinbei XIV (1917-1975), the legendary creator of this Hagi ware tea set, was a 14th generation potter and descendant of one of the founders of Hagi pottery.
Recognizing Sakakura Shinbei XIV’s place in the tradition, Yamaguchi prefecture honoured him as an important “human cultural treasure” in 1972.
It’s not every day that a Hagi ware tea set of this calibre becomes available.
What This Hagi Ware Tea Set Includes
You’ll get a brewing/serving pot with built-in strainer and 6 individual tea cups. Each piece is a beautiful expression of the studied simplicity that is characteristic of Hagi ware.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.
This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.
The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description