A lovely example of the traditional cast-iron teapots known in Japan as tetsubin, this pot with its delicate, hand-cast, raised design in highlighted in black is not only prized as a collectible, but also brews 24 ounces of tea perfectly. Its interior is glazed in enamel, so it won't rust or corrode; nor will its stainless-steel infuser. To make soothing, full-flavored tea, simply spoon loose tea leaves into the infuser, pour on simmering water, and allow to steep for three to five minutes. The heavy cast-iron construction retains heat so well, it ensures second cups will still be hot. A GREAT GIFT IDEA JAPANESE CAST IRON TEA POT SET. This Cast Iron tea pot set is in Green color. The set includes: 1 Green Tea Kettle (6.5" Dia. 2"H), 24 oz. 2 Tea Cups (3"Dia. 2"H) 1 Removable Stainless Steel Infusing Basket. "Tesubin" Teapot Cast Iron teapots were first created in ancient China. They were later adopted and refined by the Japanese into Tetsubin: Graceful, elegant vessels for brewing and serving tea. Made of specially purified cast iron, they are symbolic of strength and unity. A coating of black enamel is applied to the inner surfaces to help prevent the development of rust. A removable stainless steel infusing basket is supplied for ease of preparation,. As with all "tetsubin" (cast iron teapots) this will brew a marvelous pot of tea and keep it hot for quite some time.