All about Cast Iron Teapots in Culture and the Arts

August 19, 2017

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All about Cast Iron Teapots in Culture and the Arts

The cast iron teapot is also known as the tetsubin in Japanese. It is a traditional Japanese teapot. The material used to make the teapot is cast iron, which is not an original discovery of the Japanese. The Chinese were first to use this valuable material, and introduced it later in the 1600s to the Japanese. This was during the popularity of sencha, which is a formal tea ceremony that uses real loose tea leaves. Because of the hefty price of Chinese tea sets, the Japanese had to make something entirely their own. This was how the Japanese teapot was born and it used to be a way to boil water only. However, it has evolved into cast iron teapots that are elaborately designed, and beautifully layered and set with other metals. Because of their popularity, cast iron teapots have become more and more well known.

Tea is an excellent way to detoxify your body. It is a natural way to rid you of toxins that harm the body. Cast iron cookware, on the other hand, has a lot of health benefits as well. This is why cast iron teapots are often used. They leech a small amount of iron into the water making it infused with the mineral. When you drink your tea, you are instantly replenishing your body of much needed iron. It also enhances the natural flavor of each kind of tea. This ensures that you get a great brew every time.

Cast iron teapots have the ability to distribute the heat very evenly throughout the tea. Also, you’ll be able to keep your tea warmer for longer periods of time. This is because cast iron retains heat very well. This way, you won’t have to worry about your tea getting cold. It also conducts heat very well. It uses its conduction capabilities to bring out the unique, exotic flavor of each kind of tea, letting you appreciate the taste even more. Best of all, you don’t have to waste your time going back to the kitchen to reheat your tea because it got cold.

The use of a cast iron teapot is not limited to the kitchen. As you know, these kinds of teapots are very elaborately designed. Some of them are even set with gold or copper. Some can be embellished with different kinds of stones, and some are delicately painted. If you remember, these are a status symbol back in the traditional days, so expect to find these in beautiful designs. This makes cast iron teapots great to use as ornamental designs in any room. They can be a starting point of any conversation, and are always a crowd pleaser. You won’t even have to clean it that often, and maintenance is such a breeze.

Explore the possibilities when it comes to drinking tea. Follow the advice of the people who know tea. Cast iron teapots are the only choice if you want to make great-tasting tea.

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