Vanenbw wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:14 pm
Would there be an advantage of buying a houhin over the teapot?
A hohin obviously has less protruding geomety, so takes a bit less space. The spout and handle on a teapot probably are features that are more likely to be chipped or broken.
A hohin is very likely to have very quick flow. I do not know what the pour speed is on Kobiwako kyusus, that may be an issue or not.
A hohin is easier to clean.
If you want to pour to several cups and alternate between them to equalize brew strength without using an intermediary vessel as a "fair pot", a side-handle type teapot may be preferable. If brewing for one person, or if you are going to use an additional vessel, this is probably a moot point.