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Our goal is to exceed the quality of Kyusu.
A tea utensil that marks a new chapter in 800 year’s history of Japanese tea.

Kyusu, a traditional Japanese tea pot, is said to have been born about 300 years ago. You can also see it in Ukiyo-e, and its figure has hardly changed and now it is. TOKINE was produced to aim to be a tea utensil which exceeds Kyusu with current technology.

We thought a tea utensil which exceeds Kyusu has three elements combine “A tea utensil that anyone can easily bring out the original taste, aroma, savory and bitter taste of Japanese tea”, “A tea utensil that fits your lifestyle” and “A tea utensil that make you enjoy brewing tea.”

A conclusion we have made after a great deal of thought is that “Precipitation and Extraction Type.”

Enjoy your tea time with TOKINE, which it brings out crisp and rich taste, and you will come to like the process to brew tea.



The method “Precipitation and Extraction Type Tea Dripping” that we finally found after the test more than 500 times and 2 years

There are two necessary conditions for extracting good tea. “To make the space for tea leaves spreading” and “Not to shake tea leaves during extracting.” The body of TOKINE extracts the tasty components well because there is enough space for tea leaves spreading, and extracts them without shaking because of the method of dripping.


The method of precipitation and extraction is to use tea leaves as “The filter.”

Rain and snow on mountain are filtered by fallen leaves and soak slowly into the underground. After many years, they will appear on the ground again as spring water.

Tea leaves play a role in the filter like these nature works in the case of TOKINE. It became able to extract the crisp and rich taste by filtering.


The surface of tea leaves is covered by finely ground leaves.

The leaves play a role of the filter.


Semi porcelain
-The material that combines a warmth of pottery and a strength of porcelain-

“Semi porcelain” is used as part of TOKINE’s body and filter. It is a material that combines good points of a pottery and a semi porcelain which has a warm touch made from soil and are added a moderate strength. You can wash it with a high-temp dishwasher because it is less water absorbency than a pottery.


No metals
-To keep the natural taste of Japanese tea-

TOKINE has no “wire netting” which is usually used in Kyusu and glass utensils. We pursued “no metals” without compromise to keep the natural taste of Japanese tea. You can enjoy the delicate and rich taste as Japanese tea is.


Glass server
-You can enjoy the color of beautiful green-

The extracted tea is poured into a glass server little by little. Being able to enjoy the Japanese tea color which has a vivid and beautiful green is that only a glass could. Relaxing and Gazing out the view of glass server is a healing time with tea too.


The pleasant sound of extracting by TOKINE as if the clock is ticking.

We’d like you to listen the TOKINE’s sound during extracting tea. After pouring hot water, you can hear the water dripping “drip drip” and the sound as if the clock is ticking until the tea leaves open. Pull the knob in the end, you can hear the sound like murmuring stream. “Listening the pleasant sound of extracting” these processes to brew tea will be also a healing time.


How to use TOKINE

The most important thing is enjoying each process.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and have a good tea time.

Put 2g of tea leaves per person into TOKINE as a guide.

Pour 80℃-90℃ water into it.

Wait about 30sec-1min for the leaves to be opened.

Wait about 30sec-1min for the leaves to be opened.

Pull the knob slowly.

Wait for tea dripping while enjoying the sound of extracting.

Wait until all of the water is dropped, you can get tasty second brew.

Wait until all of the water is dropped, you can get tasty second brew.

Put the body on the lid-cum-stand after finishing the drip.

Pour the tea into a glass or tea cup.

Perfect!

Perfect!


Ice Brew Gyokuro with TOKINE

Put 10g of Gyokuro tea leaves into TOKINE and then 50g of ice cubes on the leaves. Take about 2 hours to extract the tea properly, depending on room temperature. It’s all done when all of ice cubes melted. Enjoy “Japanese tea espresso” the savory taste which is condensed.


TOKINE’s product designers

Takeshi Ishiguro (Right side of the photo)

He graduated from Industrial Design Department, Royal College of Art in London in 1995 and joined IDEO in 1996. “Rice Salt & Pepper shaker” announced in 1998 and a humidifier “Chimney” announced in 2007 has been in the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He began working on his own after he had quitted IDEO in 2002 and developed a foldable photography backdrop for the International Space Station with JAXA. (It was used at Space Station “KIBOU” later.)

Shoji Ito (Left side of the photo)

Born in 1971. After he had graduated from Tama Art University in Japan, he was in charge of the research-and-study and workshop at NTT Inter Communication Center from 1997 and then the Planning design manager at Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. in 2002, the product development manager at the Europe Office. He became independent in 2009.


The voice of a Japanese tea specialty shop

“I want to make some tea with this tea utensil.” Now that such opportunity becomes also the start of enjoying Japanese tea, I was very interested that TOKINE will have to be accepted without any resistance by the young generation who is the main customer base of CHABAKKA TEA PARKS.

TOKINE’s drip is not only less the bitter and unpleasant taste because the tea leaves don’t shake but also the tea which has the savory taste can’t help drop certainly by the force of gravity, so I think that’s the point of deliciousness!

Japanese Tea Specialty Shops “CHABAKKA TEA PARKS”
Third Bay Inc.
CEO/Director Ken Miura 

http://chabakkateaparks.com/
11-10, Onarimachi, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

You can enjoy the rich taste and aroma of the tea extracted by method of precipitation and extraction which is a unique in tea utensils. It’s a tea utensil that you can also enjoy the time as if you gaze out an hourglass as the name suggests “TOKINE.”

I would like to more people enjoy the Japanese tea time with TOKINE’s various recipes from now on.

Satén japanese tea
Chushutsusha Co., Ltd.
CEO/Tea barista Kazuhiro Koyama

 http://saten.jp/
3-25-9, Syoan, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan


TOKINE Precipitation and Extraction Type Tea Dripper

Sale price JPY6,050

Semi porcelain :MADE IN JAPAN Glass:MADE IN TAIWAN


YOSHIMURA PACKAGE PARTNERS Co., Ltd.

https://www.yoshimura-pack.co.jp/ Togoshi 4-7-15, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo