Japanese Dragonfly Tetsubin 4 PC Cast Iron Tea Set Including Cast Iron Teapot 24 Ounce with Infuser 2 Enameled Cast Iron Tea Cups and Square Trivet (Black)

November 2, 2017 - Comment

Tetsubin are Japanese cast-iron kettles with a pouring spout, a lid, and a handle crossing over the top, used for boiling and pouring hot water for drinking purposes, such as for making tea. Tetsubin are traditionally heated over a charcoal fire. In the Japanese art of chanoyu, the special portable brazier for this is the

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Tetsubin are Japanese cast-iron kettles with a pouring spout, a lid, and a handle crossing over the top, used for boiling and pouring hot water for drinking purposes, such as for making tea. Tetsubin are traditionally heated over a charcoal fire. In the Japanese art of chanoyu, the special portable brazier for this is the binkake (See list of Japanese tea ceremony equipment). Tetsubin are often elaborately decorated with relief designs on the outside. They range widely in size, and many have unusual shapes, making them popular with collectors. A relatively small tetsubin may hold around 0.5 litres of water; large ones may hold around 5 litres. Tetsubin can be found in many colors with various designs and patterns such as this red one that has symbols depicting each of the four seasons for good luck The historical origin of the tetsubin is not certain. At least one authoritative Japanese source[1] states that it developed from the spouted and handled water kettle called tedorigama that was already being used in chanoyu in the era of Sen no Rikyū (1522-91). During the 19th century, infused tea became more popular and tetsubin were considered primarily status symbols rather than functional kitchen items. Outside Japan, a frequently seen variant is a cast-iron teapot that outwardly resembles a tetsubin. This type of teapot is glazed with enamel on the inside to make it more practical for tea brewing, though it can’t be used to heat water because that would break the enamel coating. In the west, these teapots are commonly referred to as tetsubin, although the Japanese call them “tetsu kyūsu”, or iron teapot, to make a distinction from the kettle. Cast-iron teapots often come with a tea strainer that fits inside. The prefectures of Iwate and Yamagata are best known for producing tetsubin as well as iron teapots.

Product Features

  • This 24 ounce, Tetsubin Cast Iron Teapot is durable, strong and has a charming style. Teapot measures 6 inch tall and comes with stainless steel infuser. Tea cups measure 2″H and trivet is 5.5″W x 5.5″L
  • This traditional style Tetsubin Tea Set adds a nice touch to tea parties, dinner parties or just a nice afternoon tea time with friends and family
  • Made of cast iron and black porcelain enameled interior makes it more practical for tea brewing, though it can’t be used to directly heat water because that would break the enamel coating inside
  • Dragonfly Tetsubin is a traditional and elegant design. The dragonfly has been a subject of intrigue in the Japanese culture as it symbolizes summer and autumn. During the Samurai Era, it is a symbol of power, agility and victory
  • Perfect for gift giving for any occasion. You can use it as house warming gifts, birthdays, Christmas or almost any occasion

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