IWATE TURQUOISE CAST IRON TEAPOT
Tetsubin, or iron kettles, were originally used in the home to boil water. These tetsubin generally were not ornately decorated, as they were placed over a hearth to provide heat and humidity during cold weather. During the mid-19th century as infused tea drinking became more popular, tetsubin evolved from being a kitchen item to being a status symbol used to serve tea. Some of these tetsubin were even elaborately decorated with a high relief design or inlay of copper, gold, or silver.
The region best known for making tetsubin is Iwate prefecture, in Northern Japan.
This tetsubin is meant for brewing leaf only, not as a stove-top kettle. With proper care, this teapot will last you a lifetime.
Removable stainless strainer basket / approximately 18-20 oz. capacity