This is a classically shaped cast iron teapot painted in soft brown / black color. It is elegant without being flashy or ostentatious – but it certainly makes a statement! Three large chrysanthemum blossoms adorn each side of the pot. Chrysanthemums are the symbol of the Japanese Emperor and court and are a beloved flower in both Japan and China.
Tetsubin water kettles are different than Tetsubin cast-iron teapots, although the teapots evoke the spirit of the kettles. The interior of a Japanese tetsubin kettle is un-lined cast iron, whereas the interior of a tetsubin teapot is enamel lined. This is an authentic Japanese testubin teapot made by Nanbu Iron Studio, Roji Associates Co.
This teapot cannot be used on the stove or placed over a direct heat source, it is to be used for steeping tea.
This has been one of our most popular teapots even going back to when we operated a brick & mortar retail store.
Using and Caring for Your Tetsubin Teapot:
- Thoroughly rinse the teapot with hot water before using for the first time. While the pot is still warm, use a dry cloth to dry the interior. Make sure the teapot is completely dry before replacing the lid.
- Use cast iron teapots for steeping tea only. Never heat over a naked flame or use in a microwave.
- Before each use, fill the cast iron teapot with warm water. Allow the pot to sit long enough to retain some of the warmth from the water, then pour the water out. This will reduce the risk of thermal shock to the pot’s enamel interior.
- Do not leave any tea or water in the pot and dry thoroughly after each use.
- Allow the cast iron teapot to cool before cleaning. Do not clean with any soaps or detergents, use water only. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the outside of the teapot.
- Never use abrasive utensils to clean the interior or exterior of the pot.
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