How to use your Cast Iron Teapot


How to properly use your Cast Iron Teapot (Type of Tetsubin):

The longevity of your Cast Iron Teapot depends on how you take care of it, please follow these basic guidelines:

Before using your Cast Iron Teapot for the first time:

  1.  Thoroughly rinse the teapot with hot water.
  2. With the teapot warm, dry the teapot inside and out with a dry cloth or a paper towel. 

When using your Cast Iron Teapot always remind the following: 

  1. The cast iron teapot is exclusively to brew tea, 
  2. NEVER put it over a stove-top. The tea pot’s enamel lining is fragile, and it could be damaged. 
  3. Never, NEVER use in a microwave oven. 
  4. Never, NEVER use the dishwasher to clean it. To clean the teapot, simply rinse it with water ONLY and wipe it dry after each use. 
  5. Never, NEVER use any kind of abrasive pads or use any detergents, it will deteriorate your teapot. 
  6. Always wipe the outside with a dry cloth while the teapot is still warm. 
  7. Never, NEVER leave any tea or water in the teapot for long periods of time. Never, NEVER expose the teapot to oil, salt or any kind of abrasives.
  8.  Never put the warm tea pot under cool water, it will damage the tea pot permanently. 

 

Brewing you tea in your cast iron teapot:

1) Preheat your teapot for best results. 

  • Boil water.
  • Remove lid and infuser basket.
  • Pour about a cup of hot water into the teapot.  Let hot water sit in teapot for 2 minutes with lid on. Keep infuser basket aside.
  • Pour out the hot water in the teapot into the sink. Your teapot should be very hot to the touch.
  • Put the infuser basket into the teapot.

2) Prepare your tea following the steeping instructions.

 

Enjoy your new Cast Iron Teapot and savor your favorite Tea !