Cast iron pots or 'Tetsubin' were first used throughout Japan as kettles to boil water over an open fire and usually hung above a hearth to also provide heat and humidity in cold weather.
In the mid-19th century as infused teas became popular, many began brewing and serving the tea to friends and family. Designs, shapes and patterns have evolved over time from simplistic to ornate and everything in between.
This beautifully crafted Rikyu Cast Iron Tea Kettle Pot holds 32 fluid ounces and includes a removable stainless steel tea strainer. It measures 6 1/2" in diameter and 5" tall. This solid cast iron pot weighs nearly 4 lbs. and may be the last tea pot you ever purchase. The inside is coated with a black enamel to increase longevity. Care and tea preparation instructions included.
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