Why are Japanese teapots so small?

One reason for the small teapots is because they’re better for taste and appreciation of fine quality teas. When brewing tea the traditional gong-fu way, the general rule is, more leaves, less water, quick infusions. The small cups allows you to really appreciate the taste and flavour of each stage of the tea.

1. For personal use

2. For brewing multiple infusions

3. For better temperature control

4. For an excuse to socialize