a Japanese Samashi (or water cooler) can really help make flavorful teas by cooling the water to just the right temperature. The secret is in the hollow handle and materials that Samashi is made out of. Boil the water and pour it in your Samashi and the hollow handle allows much of the extra heat to escape. The result is perfectly heated water to make tea. Pur Samashi's are imported from Japan. Offering a combination of beauty and utility their sizes and shapes maximize taste, aroma and color for the finest tea experience.