TSUCHIME Red Copper Tea Scoop (Sami)

Length: 3.15 in (8.0cm)

Tea Scoop is very useful for measuring tea leaves from Chazutsu or other tea container and when placing tea leaves into the Kyusu teapot. This SAMI has a hammered pattern called TSUCHIME, which gives it a luxurious feel. It also brings a traditional Japanese atmosphere to tea time.

Sami means Tea Scoop in Japanese. The capacity is 3g or more of tea leaves, which is a little more than 1/2 tablespoon. We think that the tablespoon is most convenient to measure tea leaves because the capacity is almost the same all around the world. All of our brewing instructions are based on tablespoons to measure tea leaves. We recommend you check the capacity before using Sami.

This tea scoop is made in TSUBAME City, NIIGATA Prefecture one of the world's leading metalworking towns.

The beautiful pattern on the surface is called TSUCHIME, means hammered pattern and was originally done by hand with hammer by craftsmen. Copperware made in this way became a true craft, not only functional but also beautiful to look at. The patterns on the surface are elegant, and the color changes as it is used, making it unique and one-of-a-kind. This traditional technique was reproduced by craftsmen using molds so that the copperware can be processed by modern machines. What used to take a tremendous amount of time, tens of thousands of hammering, can now be crafted in an affordable amount of time. The colors are applied using the traditional craft of hammered copperware coloring technique, in which the pieces are dipped in a coloring solution. SHAKUDOH (it means Red copper in Japanese) finish is a unique finishing method that is the result of many years of research by skilled craftsmen in the traditional technique of coloring.

Copper is oxidized when it is touched or held in the hands, and as a result, the tint and texture changes day by day. Please enjoy the change of color, a feature of the natural copper itself.

Copperware develops a rich luster as it is used, and since it is not breakable, it can be used for a long time. It is a lifelong product that can be used from generation to generation. It also makes an ideal gift.

TSUCHIME Red Copper Chazutsu and TSUCHIME Red Copper Chataku are also available in the same product lineup. If you like the design of this series, why don't you have all of them?

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Made from copper
Made in Japan.
(Please note that the coloring process is done by hand, so the hue and pattern may vary from piece to piece.)




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The name is a combination of TSUBAME City and SANJO City in Niigata Prefecture, an area where cutlery, hardware, and tableware production is flourishing. The production of copperware flourished as high-quality copper began to be mined in the vicinity in the end of 17th century. It is said that metalworking in this area began with Japanese nail making. This area is one of the world's leading metalworking towns. Today, the city accounts for 95% of Japan's total tableware production and is one of the largest producers of kitchen utensils, both for home and commercial use, in Japan. Because of its high quality and functionality, it is exported to countries around the world. The technique of hammering copper plates into shape, which was developed in this area and has been handed down to the present day as a traditional technique.


- Wipe the outer surface occasionally with a soft, dry cloth during and after use.
- Never use any kind of polishing powder as it will scratch the surface.
- Do not use a dishwasher or dish dryer as they may cause discoloration.
- Copper does not like salt, acid, or moisture. Stains should be washed in hot water with a mild dishwashing detergent, and moisture should be wiped off with a soft, dry cloth.

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