Cast Iron Teapots and Kettles

Cast Iron Sunset Red Dragonfly Tea set D - Tetsubin teapot kettle, trivet & cups (black) X2

Cast Iron Sunset Red Dragonfly Tea set D - Tetsubin teapot kettle, trivet & cups (black) X2

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Cast Iron Sunset red Dragonfly Tea set D - Tetsubin teapot kettle, trivet & cups (black) X2

Cast Iron Sunset Red Dragonfly tea pot kettle 0.8 litre Japanese Tetsubin style
In short;
Tetsubin Japanese style Cast Iron Teapot
Sunset red Dragonfly design 0.8 litre Weight; 1.5kg empty
Height; handle up 15.5 cm, handle down 9.5cm
Diameter; 18cm , with spout 21cm

Cast iron Sunset Red Dragonfly tea cup and coaster (black) X2
In short;
Cast iron tea cup 0.15 Litre x2, 8cm wide, 5.5cm high
Sunset Red Dragonfly pattern design
Black enamel inside
Cast coaster X2, oval 10.5 cm across
Weigh empty cup 0.26kg, coaster 0.15kg
These cups are hot to the touch when the tea is first poured, but cool to a comfortable and enjoyable hand warming level as you sit back and relax.

Trivet - Your Japanese style cast iron trivet 14cm diameter:
These have been made to match our range of cast iron teapots & kettles to protect your surfaces from the heat. At the base of the trivet are three legs covered with rubber. The trivets measure approximately 14cm in diameter and 2cm in height. Weight; 0.4kg

Cast iron teapots were originally created in ancient china. They were then adopted and developed by the Japanese in the 17th century into practical as well as decorative handicraft items sold under the name of “Tetsubin". The cast iron tea pots symbolize the everlasting strength and unity of the world and the more intricate are often given as gifts and kept as status symbols.

Through special treatments, impurities are removed from the cast iron during the production process. A coating of misty black enamel is then applied to help prevent the formation of rust.

Due to their strength of construction these pots may be used as kettles (to boil water) or as teapots (to brew tea). Most sizes come with a stainless steel mesh infuser for brewing loose tea. If using the pot to boil water this infuser should be removed before doing so.

The pot has been decorated with a Dragonfly design in Sunset Red colour.

If you require a cast iron trivet, there is one available on this site.

Instructions for use:
1) Before using to brew tea, boil a pot of water and pour it out to prepare the pot for use.
2) After each use, make sure that the pot is clean and dry to prevent the formation of rust. If water is left in the pot, chemicals from the minerals in the water may eventually erode the enamel coating.
3) Tea should not be left in the pot overnight.
4) In the unlikely event of rust, the pot can still be used. After cleaning the rusted area with a soft brush, boil used teabags or tealeaves. The tannic acid from the tea will react naturally with the iron producing a coating over the area.
5) Store your pot in a cool, dry place or put it on display.

We wish you many tranquil moments
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