Tetsubin are hand-crafted teapots from Japan. They are made from cast-iron and then enameled on the inside. Add some ritual and beauty to your tea-making. These traditional cast iron Japanese pots and cups are cast iron with enameled interiors. Each pot also comes with a stainless steel infusing basket.
How to care for your Tetsubin:
Tetsubin teapots are made solely for infusing tea. They are not made to be used on the stove or over a fire. You may use any tea with your pot, but over time they will build up a patina. This patina may impart the flavor of the most common tea you have used in your pot. It is for this reason that we recommend using only one type of tea, either black, green, oolong, or herbal, in your teapot. The natural build up of tea residue is desirable because it covers and protects the teapot from oxidizing.
Tetsubin are made of iron and may rust. To help avoid rusting you must completely dry your teapot, lid, and strainer after each use.
When cleaning your Tetsubin simply rinse the teapot and dry. It is not necessary to use soap or an abrasive pad as it will take off both the patina and the enamel on the inside.
With care your Tetsubin will last a lifetime.