Old Dutch Cast Iron Meiji Teapot, 28-Ounce, Moss Green
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- The heat-retaining properties of cast iron allow our tetsubin teapots to keep tea at the proper serving temperature for up to an hour
- The porcelain enamel interior keeps the taste of the tea pure and allow for easy cleaning
- Stainless Steel mesh tea Infuser basket included
- Cast Iron With a Moss Green Finish
- Rinse out with warm water and hand dry
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Old Dutch Unity Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapots
Old Dutch's Unity Tetsubin Teapots
Tetsubins are Japanese-style Cast Iron Teapots that are graceful and elegant vessels for brewing and serving tea.They are considered the best vessels for tea brewing, as the cast iron evenly distributes heat to extract the full flavor and health benefits of the tea. Their heat-retaining properties keep tea at proper service temperature for up to an hour.
Infusing Loose Leaf Tea
Each Teapot includes a Stainless Steel Infusing Basket for convenient brewing of loose tea. (Except the large 'Hakone' teapot/humidifier)
Brewing tea in an Old Dutch Tetsubin is easy and convenient, and using loose tea is the way to go. Because the leaves in loose tea are larger in size - they contain more flavor, and aroma than ready to use tea bags.
Old Dutch Guarantees the Best
Using time-honored techniques, our Tetsubin Teapots are hand-crafted using specially purified Iron and lined with durable Porcelain Enamel.
To guarantee you're getting genuine 'Old Dutch' (family owned and operated since 1950) Unity Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapots on Amazon, purchase only from Amazon itself or MMP LLC.
ODI's Tetsubin Tea Tips
Your teapot is intended for brewing and serving only. Do not use your teapot to boil water. You may, however, keep your teapot warm over a tealight candle if desired.
Pre-heat your teapot: Pour a small amount of heated water into the teapot, let sit, swirl and discard.
Place loose tea into the stainless steel infuser. Adjust quantity according to tea type and taste.
Pour the water into the teapot, cover and steep 3 to 5 minutes or to taste. Remove infuser and wet tea leaves.
Old Dutch is recognized as the industry leader in Japanese style Cast Iron Teapots.
Rest assured, Old Dutch ensures the best value for the best quality products.
With over 30 different Cast Iron Teapots to select from, Old Dutch offers something for everyone.
Which Tetsubin is right for you?
Whether you're serving tea for two or for an entire family, we offer a wide variety of Cast Iron Tetsubins to choose from.
Our biggest Tetsubin, the 3 Liter 'Hakone' can even double as a humidifier for your home.
The tiny 11 oz. 'Tokyo' is small enough to be your portable and personal teapot.
From elegant and traditional to colorful and loud, Old Dutch carries many designs to suit your personal taste.
Choose your Cast Iron Tetsubin and make a statement that best describes you.
Who we are
Old Dutch International, Ltd. is one of the largest wholesalers of copper kitchenware, decorative accessories and wall decor in the U.S. Over the years, we’ve expanded our product line to include more categories, materials and finishes and currently offer hundreds of products for customers to enjoy. From our expanded line of best-selling Moscow Mule Mugs to the many new items we've added throughout our various product lines, Old Dutch offers attractive, functional items to meet your needs.
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Unity "Meiji" Moss Green Tetsubin Teapot. The "Meiji" Teapot is an elegant cast iron tetsubin teapot whose unique decoration was inspired by highly prized Japanese antique teapots still in use today. It's Moss Green color will brighten even the darkest winter's day, while it's black enamel-lined interior makes for easy cleaning. Includes a stainless steel tea brewing basket for ease of preparation. For brewing and serving tea. Not intended for stovetop use. 28 oz. capacity.
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The pot holds around 5 mugs of tea, so probably 8 dainty cups if that's your thing - but this teapot isn't for dainty people. No sir, this teapot laughs in the face of those flowery china cups and scoffs at the lace doily they're sitting on. If Caterpillar or John Deere made a teapot, this would be it. Its well constructed, cast iron exterior with a ceramic coating on the inside. Options? well...lets face it folks, its a teapot - still, it pours very well (cant say that about every teapot I've used) and comes with a basket to hold the tea leaves. It also has a lid and a handle, both useful in a teapot, and a spout - that about covers options.
SO - what is it like to use? Well for one, it holds enough liquid to make it worth using - I like big mugs of tea, and I like to drink more than one, and this baby serves up 5. It does a decent job of keeping the tea warm and its easy to clean. Downsides? Well - you need to get picky to find some, but:
1) The lid could fit better - it won't fall off (unless you're swinging the pot around - which is flat out dangerous, see point 2) but it has some movement side to side and isn't exactly a tight fit - hasn't caused any issues, but figured its worth mentioning.
2) This thing is heavy - seriously, and add 5 mugs of water and pretty soon your fore-arm is getting a work out. Now most of these types of teapots will have some heft to them - they are cast iron, but its still heavier than I anticipated. So if you're thinking about buying gran-ma a nice teapot, best hope gran-ma is keeping up with her workout routine - probably also what to make sure her table is rated to hold a metric ton.
All in all - awesome teapot, love using it.
It is glazed on the inside, and the stain covers the entirety of the teapot. Applying direct heat to the bottom of the pot would damage the stain, and applying sustained (high) heat to the pot overall would likely encourage the interior glaze to detach and flake off. Having a tealight under a solid, unglazed iron trivet (i.e., with no hole in the middle) would be the best way to maintain this pot at a consistent temperature without causing damage. That being said, if you fill it with boiling water, let it sit for a minute, pour the water out, and then make your tea, it will stay warm for a very long time without external heat being needed; significantly longer than a ceramic teapot with a cozy. You can increase the length of time even further if you put a cozy or a folded tea towel over the top for insulation.
It would be wise to use this for nothing but tea. I am one who likes to add milk and sugar to my teapot when I am inclined to take those condiments with my tea, but this would be more difficult to clean than a ceramic teapot (unless you have very small hands), so keeping the contents to water and tea would be something I'd probably strongly recommend. It would also be wise to rinse the teapot immediately, and use a soft towel to blot out the interior, and dry it on a dish rack so there is no chance for water to cling or pool anywhere that might be conducive for rust: it is cast iron, after all. I've noticed that the interior glaze is inclined to peel after only a few uses. I was also perhaps scrubbing it more aggressively than was necessarily warranted, but it may also be that this particular unit wasn't baked long enough to really get the glaze to adhere strongly. If you scrub at the exterior stain when it is wet, then yes, some of the stain will be rubbed off just like if you were to soak a red t-shirt in hot water: you would expect some of the red dye to get leached out.
So in conclusion, don't expect a top quality teapot for a low price. But that being said, the overall quality FOR the price is exceptional.