This stunning woodfired, handthrown brasier is the ideal size for small to midsize pieces of coconut husk charcoal, loquat charcoal or white Japanese charcoal. Charcoal is the ideal heat source for both heating and maintaining water because it creates ambient heat, which raises water temperature more evenly. Charcoal heated water is smoother and livelier, creating a noticeable and significant difference for your fine teas. The holes in the base of the brasier allow for ventilation, which keeps the coals burning throughout the tea session. The thick walls of the brasier maintain temperature without running the risk of breaking at higher temperatures.