Cast Iron Teapot

Cast Iron Teapot

from 115.00

This teapot is made from cast iron in the Iwate prefecture, an area renowned for its cast iron craft history of over nine hundred years. The history of Nambu Tekki started in Morioka, Iwate prefecture during the 17th century. However, the craft of cast iron existed since the 7th century. In the 1500s, a feudal lord from the Nambu domain invited Koizumi Nizaemon - a craftsman from Kyoto - to create a new type of tea kettle. Since then, the cast iron made in this region became widely recognised around the country. Craftsmen in the Iwate prefecture continue to produce and improve the traditional crafts of cast iron to this day, overcoming various hardships.

The teapot is also known as Maromi Arare, which means mild and smooth; and rice cake respectively, describing its round form. Brewing tea in cast iron mellows the flavour, making it the perfect teapot for bringing out the subtleties in delicate teas as well as removing the bitterness in stronger, harsher teas such as Hojicha.

This teapot is intended for infusing tea and should not be used for boiling water. The inside of the teapot has a protective enamel finish and a strainer for everyday use. The internal layer can be destroyed with the use of detergent or sharp scrubbers.

Dimensions: 13.5 x 16 x H16cm

Material: Cast Iron

Inside Coating: Enamelled

Place of Origin: Iwate, Japan

Instructions for Care: Hand-wash with warm soapy water and sponge. Wipe and dry thoroughly to avoid rust.

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