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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 07, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
For Sale is one very lightly used Tetsubin Cast Iron Teapot from Original Owner. I am not a vendor. With the Teapot I am selling the 2 matching teacups, the cast iron trivet, the stainless steel basket for the tea, and a 9.5 oz empty tea tin to hold your favorite loose tea. I received this pot as a gift and already own more than one pot, and many tins of tea, and am thinning out my collection. This pot holds 18 oz of tea and requires 2 tsp of loose tea. These pots are the best way to brew tea, since the cast iron distributes the heat evenly inside the pot to better extract the flavors and benefits of the tea. Use of the cast iron teapot, or tetsubin teapot, became common in Japan between the 17 th and 18 th centuries. These Japanese teapots are handmade in Japan of solid cast iron with a fully enameled inside and a stainless steel basket for your tea leaves. Cast Iron teapots will keep your tea hot for close to an hour. These Japanese cast iron teapots become seasoned with a tea’s flavors after repeated use. This teapot is the pine needle teapot. Pine Needle symbolizes Friendship and long life.

Caring for a cast iron teapot is very simple. 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

Decorated tetsubin iron teapots eventually became coveted and prestigious items to have. Having multiple tetsubins or owning the fanciest teapot was a way of showing off your status in Japan. Each teapot is usually hand crafted and could have very ornate designs. When holding a tetsubin in your left hand with spout facing the right, as traditional in Japanese tea ceremonies.

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