Bright red painted cast iron teapot with ripple design. 32 oz size and comes with stainless steel infuser basket. Handwash recommended.
A little History of Tetsubin Cast Iron Kettles
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 the 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 a status symbol used to serve tea. Some of these tetsubin were elaborately decorated with a high relief design or inlay of copper, gold or silver. The region best know for making tetsubin is Iwate prefecture in northern Japan.