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How to Care Hagi Ware

Caring for Hagi may take a little bit of attentions at the beginning before it can perform at its peak, but we ensure that they are all worth it!

 

Before each use, let the ceramics sit and absorb in the plenty of boiling water for about 15 minutes. This prevents the tea from soaking into the ceramics and causing tea-stains. This will also slow the pace at which tea soaks into the piece to allow for a more natural progressi

 

Before each use, let the ceramics sit and absorb in the plenty of boiling water for about 15 minutes. This prevents the tea from soaking into the ceramics and causing tea-stains. This will also slow the pace at which tea soaks into the piece to allow for a more natural progression over time to the effects of time and use on Hagi ware.

 

You may also want to sand the bottle of the hagi yaki ware if you think it is too rough.

 

Unlike the glazed type of ceramics, Hagiyaki is rough in nature and may leak in the early stages of use. With repeated usage, the seeping of tea incrustations will eventually seal it and the leaking will stop. If leaking continues, dry the ceramics well, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into 500cc of water, let it seep into the pores and help close them up. Let sit for 6 hours and leaking will stop.

 

Create a Cornstarch and water solution,  and pour that in the cup, and let it seep into the pores and help close them up.  This may need to be repeated several times, but it should reduce the leaking.


After washing the ceramics, dry well before storing. Hagiyaki absorbs moisture. So improper storage may cause molding. It is very important to thoroughly dry the Hagiyaki ceramics.

 

Do not let the alcoholic beverages or oily foods sit too long in the ceramics as it may be sticky and create odors. 

Do not use in microwave ovens or dishwasher. The glaze may become discolored or the ceramics may break at extreme high temperatures.

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