This Rustic Banko Kyusu is a little different in construction from the rest that we offer. Usually a kyusu has some sort of screen covering just the inside of the spout to strain the liquor from the leaf. This style, though, has a spout that drains from the very bottom of the teapot, and the strainer actually covers the entire base. This has the effect of suspending all the tea leaves off the bottom of the teapot, which insures that any liquor left in the pot doesn't continue to steep the leaves. A pretty handy design. And it looks good to boot.