45 cl for 292 grams.
This is the Japanese silver teapot I used the other evening, with Sacha. I already have a silver teapot, but I didn't have a silver kettle to experiment the impact of silver on boiled water by myself. I've had the chance to taste the difference with Teaparker. His silver kettle produces a very pure, clean and vivid water. It is a good fit for very light green teas or lightly oxidized Oolongs. These are my typical spring and summer teas, so I felt it's a good timing to get this pot now.
45 cl is a little bit small for a kettle, but it's enough to make tests when I drink alone. And I can still use it as a teapot when I have several guests. (Silver is so hot that there is little loss of temperature when the teapot is not full of water.) So, it's like having two accessories in 1 for a price lower than a full sized silver kettle.
The flow of water coming out from the spout is smooth and very precise. The inside, like the outside, is in a very good condition.
At the bottom, there are 2 chops: 純銀 for pure silver and 菊屋, Chrysanthemum (the national symbol of Japan)House. Actually, the mention of pure silver is widely spread for this kind of Japanese silver teapot, but their degree of purity might vary. So, it's important to taste the quality of the water (or tea) it produces. And I'm very satisfied with what my different experiments. (More on them in another post).
And I'm also very happy with the beautiful light engravings:
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