This comprehensive range of tetsubins is carefully selected for their shape and quality of cast iron. Originating in Japan Tetsubin teapots hold heat extremely well. The designs and shapes of the modern tetsubins can be traced back to the 17th century in Japan. The name testubin originates from the Japanese word testu meaning iron and bin meaning pot.
Each tetsubin has been enameled on the inside the quality of which conforms to various testing authorities specifications. As enameled tetsubin they are known as kyusa and are used for loose-leaf tea as well as herbal infusions and fresh herb teas. Each tetsubin teapot comes with a stainless mesh infuser. Many tea enthusiasts claim the tea brewed in the cast iron Tetsubin teapot tastes better than tea brewed in any other teapot.
Caring for a cast iron teapot is very simple. Similar to the Yixing teapots, soap should not be used to clean an iron teapot. After rinsing the tetsubin cast iron teapot thoroughly with water, it should be wiped dry with a clean cloth. This cleaning method will allow the seasoned mineral coating to remain intact and protect the iron in the teapot walls from oxidizing.
With its simple double-handle design, this large black cast iron teapot makes for a versatile kitchen accessory. It remains effortlessly elegant while making sure those teacups are always full.