Japanese Style Cast Iron Teapot Hobnail 20 oz - 3 colors - Good Life Tea

Japanese Style Cast Iron Teapot Hobnail 20 oz - 3 colors

  • Improve your tea drinking experience with this authentic Japanese style cast iron tea pot and impress your fellow tea lovers.

    You'll love the removable infuser basket for controlled steeping times as well as the dense cast iron construction which will keep your tea hot longer than a ceramic or glass tea pot. So go ahead and enjoy several un-hurried hot cups of tea. We suggest the matching tea cups for a totally authentic and relaxing experience.  20 ounces of tea will be enough for you and your guests.

    This elegant tea pot is durable tea pot is tough enough for every day usage.  So go ahead and use it everyday for your special me-tea-time.

    This cast iron tea was hand made with
    Molten steel poured into molds to create traditional Japanese cast iron teapotsmolten steel which was carefully poured into molds with a traditional Japanese hobnail pattern, This centuries old technology makes these tea pots authentic. The exterior is finished in a fine patina which will wear nicely adding to the character of the tea pot. The inside is enameled. Enamel is applied to the inside and is kiln fired to set . The enamel creates a barrier between the cast iron and tea. Because enamel does not impart any taste you will make a delicious tea with every steep.

    Use Instructions

    Preheat your teapot for best results

    Boil water. Remove lid and infuser basket.  Pour about a cup of hot water into the teapot.  Let hot water sit in teapot for 2 minutes with lid on. Keep infuser basket aside.  Pour out the hot water in the teapot into the sink. Your teapot should be very hot to the touch

    Pay attention to steeping temps and times

    Measure tea according to tea instructions on tea pouch or tea tin.  Put tea inside the infuser basket.  Place basket in the teapot. Slowly pour heated water over the tea leaves into teapot.  Be careful not to splash the hot water. Cover with lid. Steep tea at correct temperature and for the correct time as per instructions on tea pouch or tin.  Carefully remove the infuser basket and set aside. Replace lid and pour tea into your cups. Gently place your hand on the lid to keep it secure while pouring tea.

    Care Instructions

    Rinse with water and dry thoroughly after use. Not intended to be used on a stove. Do not wash in the dishwasher.

    Made in China.

    USA - For orders above $39
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $3.09.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

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