Cast Iron teapots and kettles

December 7, 2015 Kettles , Kettles & Teapots , Types Of Teapots 3577 Views
Cast Iron teapots and kettles

Most of us are familiar of brewing tea in stainless steel kettle or pouring water from a ceramic or clay teapot. Its time you now consider the cast iron teapot. A cast iron teapot is a work of art. The best quality cast iron teapots are made in Japan which are also called as “tetsubin”.

From simple to ornate, every cast iron teapot is designed with meticulous detail. These teapots carry detailed designs with Asian symbols such as the dragon which represents strength and power. A cast iron teapot may look stylish among your home décor, but it also makes a statement about you. So carefully choose a color and style that represents you! They are still part of the Japanese tea ceremonies around the country.

A cast iron tea kettle is meant to warm or boil water for tea. A kettle is normally designed for use on the stove to heat or boil water for tea or other purposes, while a teapot is generally used for steeping the tea. Well, it can turn you from a tea newbie to a tea aficionado.

Cast iron teapot

Here’s why cast iron teapots/kettles stands out:

  • The entire pans heat up at once, instead of just the metal immediately above the flame of the stove
  • It distributes the heat evenly to bring out the most flavor and health benefits of tea
  • It is most suitable for green tea and black tea
  • These teapots also keep your tea warm for an hour or longer
  • It’s much more durable than ceramic or clay
  • These teapots have an enamel coating on the inside to prevent rusting and oxidation
  • A cast iron teapot, when properly cared for, will last you a lifetime

cast iron kettle

In the unlikely event of rust, the pot can still be used. Rust from the teapot is non-toxic and perfectly safe. In fact, many Japanese tea connoisseurs actually prefer the taste of tea from a rusted iron teapot! Cast iron is the way tea was meant to be prepared and the difference in taste is unquestionable.

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