Old Dutch Cast Iron Kobe Teapot, 29-Ounce, Black
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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 interiors keep the taste of the tea pure and allow for easy cleaning
- Infuser included
- Rinse out with warm water and hand dry
- Warranty not included
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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.
Unity cast iron "Kobe" teapot matte black finish. an elegant, distinctly shaped cast iron tetsubin teapot named after the beautiful and ancient city of Kobe, japan. inspired by highly prized antique Japanese cast iron teapots still in use today. features a black porcelain enamel interior coating that helps prevent rust includes a stainless steel tea brewing basket for ease of preparation for brewing and serving tea; not intended for stovetop use. 29-ounce capacity hand wash.
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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.
I am all about the tea.. I love chado.. and everything about tea. I really want a tea house in my back yard.
This is my second Old Dutch Tetsubin... not because anything is wrong with my other one... It is still perfect after all these years; but, I make a lot of tea & I don't really use bags. I brew fresh tea and ice tea every morning and enjoy an afternoon tea and an evening tea. I have been burning my fingers trying to brew too much tea at a time.
I love the enamel coating! Other cheaper tetsubins do not always have it.. and you do not always know what is really in those cheaper pots. I have read some reviews where people have had unlined pots that have weird black stuff come off the pot. That creeps me out. I am not a fan of the rusty pot taste in my tea. I love the cleaner taste of the porcelain enamel lined pots that Old Dutch makes.
I have never had any weird issues or reactions to my Old Dutch Tetsubins.
I do have other tetsubins, that are not made by Old Dutch, that I am now using as flower pots.
I do recommend doing a few pre-wash cycles with the boiling water and drying the pot with a clean, soft cloth.... There is some residue that takes more than one cleaning at first. But after that, it is best to not work as hard at cleaning.. The tannins help to season it and keep it from rusting.
Old Dutch also provides really good information with their pots! It is good to read it!!!
You do want a trivet or a warmer with your pot.. and bamboo tea tools. If you are going to drink your tea within an hour.. you do not need a warmer. Oh, if you are going to steep herbs with longer steep times.. you also want a warmer.
tea tools and a trivet are a must!!! Tea Pot is hot and stays HOT!!! Removing basket, without tea tools is not fun!
enjoy your tea! and Enjoy your tea studies/ art.. chado, the way of tea!
I do have other Old Dutch tea pots in my cart always! They make great gifts, and they are kind of addicting!
It has an internal, solid porcelain enamel that keeps the inside from rusting. It has an appropriately medium-large straining basket within. The handle is very sturdy. You'll probably want a cloth, oven mit, or pot holder when handling the lid once there's hot water inside, as the metal is very conductive to heat.
I purchased a warmer separately that is also made of cast iron. I rest the teapot on top of it and I insert an unscented tealight candle underneath so to keep the tea hot for several hours while I sip on it. It invaluable to have a piping hot cup of tea for every cup with minimal work. Without the warmer, you can expect it to slowly lose heat, but it will remain hot for an hour or two.
If I'm binge-watching a show, the warmer is very helpful. I once went through two or three 40oz teapots per day by myself when I was watching a particular series.
It has a fine layer of dust in the photos because I'm lazy and haven't wanted this much tea in a little while. Just ignore that. It is beautiful. Can for comparison.