Japanese cast iron teapots, or "tetsubin", were originally used in the home for boiling water. The traditional casting skills to create cast iron teapots date to the 17th century. Tetsubin was crafted after other Japanese water kettles in use at the time. The tetsubin heats evenly and retains heat well.
Our Japanese iron teapots are cast by hand and finished with enamel on the inside to prevent rusting. Each Japanese teapot is fitted with a removable, stainless steel mesh infusing basket, for easy brewing of loose tea. All teapots are manufactured in Japan.