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Cast Iron Chinese Teapots 800ml

Cast Iron Chinese Teapots 800ml

Regular price R 650.00 ZAR
Regular price R 800.00 ZAR Sale price R 650.00 ZAR
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A cast iron Chinese tea pot, also known as a "tetsubin," is a traditional vessel used for brewing and serving tea. It is characterized by its durable cast iron construction and often features intricate designs and patterns. Here are some key points about cast iron Chinese tea pots:

  1. Material: Cast iron tea pots are made from molten iron poured into a mold. The iron is heated and shaped, resulting in a sturdy and long-lasting tea pot.

  2. Heat Retention: Cast iron is known for its excellent heat retention properties. When heated, the iron absorbs and distributes heat evenly, allowing the tea to steep at the desired temperature for an extended period.

  3. Health Benefits: Using a cast iron tea pot can provide health benefits. The iron can leach into the tea during brewing, which can help to supplement your diet with iron. However, this effect is generally minimal and may not provide a significant source of iron intake.

  4. Design and Aesthetics: Cast iron Chinese tea pots often have intricate designs and patterns, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of China. 

  5. Seasoning: Before using a new cast iron tea pot, it is recommended to season it. Seasoning involves coating the interior with a layer of oil and heating it to create a non-stick surface. This process enhances the tea pot's longevity and improves the flavor of the tea.

  6. Care and Maintenance: Cast iron tea pots require proper care to maintain their quality. After each use, it is essential to rinse the pot with warm water and dry it thoroughly to prevent rusting. Avoid using soap or abrasive cleaning agents, as they can damage the seasoned coating.

  7. Brewing Tea: To brew tea in a cast iron tea pot, follow these general steps:

    • Heat water in a separate kettle.
    • Place the desired amount of loose tea leaves or tea bags in the tea pot.
    • Pour the hot water over the tea leaves, allowing them to steep for the appropriate time.
    • Serve the brewed tea by pouring it directly from the cast iron tea pot into cups or small serving vessels.

Remember to handle the tea pot with care, as it can become hot to the touch during use. With proper care and maintenance, a cast iron Chinese tea pot can be a beautiful and functional addition to your tea brewing experience.

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