The bronzy patina and relief of the Ginko leaves make this a truly magnificent teapot.
Skilfully made at the renowned Iwachu casting works in Japan, and hand-finished in brown with gold highlights.
A Cast iron teapot will keep your tea warm for nearly an hour. The addition of a removable stainless steel basket (supplied free with this teapot) means that the tea can be brewed for the optimal length of time and then removed from the teapot, so that the perfectly brewed tea remains warm without over-extracting and getting bitter. Sit back and relax, knowing that you can pour another cup when you need it.
For over a hundred years Iwachu have been making tetsubin (iron tea pots) in the city of Morioka in Iwate prefecture. They are one of the most well known and respected manufacturers of Nanbu ironware, and are renowned for making tetsubin of superior quality and beauty.
Today, the craftsmen of Iwachu respect their old tradition: Each teapot is infused with the same precision craftsmanship at each stage of the long and complex manufacturing process, which consists of 64 to 68 different steps, most of which are still undertaken by hand. The whole process is controlled by a master craftsman known as a "kamashi", who makes sure that quality is never compromised.
The teapot is enamel coated on the inside, which prevents the formation of rust. It also comes with its very own stainless steel tea strainer, for use with loose leaf tea.
A guidebook is supplied with this teapot, which shows the manufacturing process, as well as instructions for its care and usage.
Please note that the lacquered finish of this product is designed to fade and patinate over time in an attractive way. Please do not use detergents, grease or salt on this product, and do not rub the product to clean it, as we cannot guarantee the finish if you do these things.
Holds 0.65 litres of water
Measures 14 x 14.5 cm