Japanese Cast Iron Teacup - Hobnail Pattern - Good Life Tea
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Japanese Cast Iron Teacup - Hobnail Pattern

    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.


Hot forged, these cast iron tea cups match the cast iron hobnail pattern  teapots to make a beautiful set. Hobnail pattern give a tactile experience when sipping.  The rubbed coloring allows the iron to show and will patina over time.  The inside is enameled in black.

Comes in Red, Green and Blue

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Color did not match picture

ordered the aqua color and deep slate blue arrived. Contacted the company 3 days via FB Messenger,
saw the “read” check mark. Have not heard from them about returning product.
The check mark that it’s been read, no attempt on their part to

We're sorry the cups you ordered didn't match your expectations and have refunded the total amount you remitted for your purchase. Try as we do, sometimes the image on a computer simply isn't the hue of the product. We apologize.
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