Cast iron teaware is one of the icons of traditional Japanese tea ceremony. In recent years the old-fashioned utensils have regained popularity among tea lovers as more evidence has shown that ironware can help with iron supplement and therefore good for health. Some users report that ironware-brewed tea tastes sweeter and smoother, which is largely due to the interaction between the iron ions and tea tannins.
The multipurposed product, uniquely designed like a flat pumpkin, can be used to boil water as a kettle (stovetop safe), or to brew tea as teapot. Its best companion is definitely the teacup of same material and quality. However you can buy them separately.
A set of cast iron teaware should never be missing from a tea lover’s collection. Also it is a distinctive gift for friends and family at all occasions.
- Color: Black
- Size: 7cm high (excluding 2.5cm-high lid); φ20cm at the widest, 4cm-long spout
- Weight: 1.65kg
- Capacity: 1200ml
- 2 Cups:
- Color: Black
- Embossed pattern: Dragonfly /Ancient motif
- Size: φ6.5cm×5cm(H)
- Weight: 0.22kg
- Capacity: 50ml
- Infuser(filter mesh):
- Material: Stainless steel
Size – φ=8.9cm
- Unique new looks: the pot looks like a flat pumpkin with embossed edges, a masterful innovation from the retro tetsubin design. The cups are also embossed with Japanese iconic motifs like dragonfly.
- The kettle can be heated directly on the stove. Medium or low flame is recommended for a gradual heat-up and release of iron ions.
- The kettle comes with a spacious easy-to-detach infuser and a comfortable and stable handle with hemp robe.
How to take care of it
- Before first use: Put some loose tea or a tea bag into the pot and brew for about 10 min. Dump the tea water and Refill. Repeat for 2-3 times until the tea water is clear without impurities.
- During use: ①Maximum water volume should be less than 80% of full capacity. ② When at a high temperature, ironware contacting cold water may cause cracking.
- After use:
- Pot: Take off the infuser and lid. Put the pot on low flame till all the remaining water evaporates.
- Teacup: To clean, dishwashing detergent, brushes, or scourer are not recommended. Simply rinse with water. Wipe off water with dry cloth or paper right away to protect from rusting.
- Everyday maintenance: Always store the ironware in a cool and dry place. If not in use for a long while, it is recommended to wrap and fill with newspaper to absorb possible moist.
Did you know?
Some connoisseurs of cast iron teapot believe that the limescale inside the pot can be beneficial over time to a special and sophisticated taste, so it is recommended to simply keep the limescale with no need to clean after use.