Tetsubin (or "tetsu kyusu"), the Japanese cast-iron kettle, is an integral part of Cha No Yu – Japanese tea-drinking tradition. The history of Tetsubin started in the 16th century, and its popularity quickly grew. It was used to brew sencha – a less formal tea than the ceremonial matcha. Made of cast iron, tetsubin posses a good heat-retaining ability and makes it easy to enjoy tea in the company of friends or family.
Glazed with enamel on the inside and accompanied with a tea strainer, tetsubin is perfect for brewing tea and is easy to clean. But be careful not to put this kettle on a stove as the excessive heat will damage the enamel coating.
- Capacity: 34oz / 1ltr
- Size: 8.5" x 6.26" x 6.14" / 21.6cm x 15.9cm x 15.6cm
- Glazed with enamel on inside
- Comes with a strainer basket
NOTE: Enamel glazed tetsubin is meant to brew tea. Do not heat water in it as it will damage the enamel glazing. Avoid using detergents when cleaning.