Cast iron teapots are an elegant method to make tea. But it is crucial to understand how to make use of them and maintain these pots. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to ensure that you’ll have many years of tea-making together.
What is the reason to use a cast iron teapot?
The most significant benefit of having the cast iron teapot is the ability to retain heat. A lot of people appreciate the toughness of the material. It doesn’t break like clay or glass would. We need to inform you that the most popular pitches that they made to sell these teapots weren’t accurate. In fact:
- The iron teapot cannot raise the temperature of water because the boiling point of water is mainly related to air pressure.
- The iron teapot boiling water cannot soften water quality because iron teapot cannot eliminate calcium and magnesium ions.
- The iron teapot boiling water can not supplement iron, because the iron ions dissolved in the iron kettle can not be absorbed by the body.
Cast iron teapots can be used in the same manner as you would use any other teapot. The majority of them have stainless-steel infusers making it simple to take out the tea leaves. One thing you must keep in mind is that you should heat the teapot in cast iron using hot water prior to making your tea. This can make a big difference to the capacity of the teapot to keep tea hot. A teapot that is cold absorbs the heat of the tea when you start the brewing process without heating the teapot first.
Cast iron teapots need an extra bit of maintenance, but don’t let that put you off. Be sure to take it off the table when you’ve finished drinking. Hand-wash only! Never place cast iron teapots inside the dishwasher. Similar to clay teapots, do not use soap or detergents. Hot water is typically enough to clean any tea remnants. Use a soft, clean cloth to remove any difficult stains. I would suggest inverting your pot onto the towel and letting it to dry completely before getting it put away.
Is it a teapot, or a kettle?
Cast iron teapots are influenced by and modeled on Tetsubin. They are kettles that are traditionally used to heat water during ceremonies. Japanese ritual of tea. This causes many questions regarding the possibility that your teapot can be placed with an open flame or a source of heat. Testsubin is designed to boil water, but never for making tea. So actually the cast iron teapot is a kettle, not a teapot.
When your teapot has been coated with enamel, it is not able to be used as a heat source that is hotter than the tea light candle warmer. In doing so, it could harm the enamel lining and cause the pot to break. It’s the equivalent of using steel utensils in a non-stick frying pan. Do not make it happen!
Tetsubin Cast iron kettles are used to heat water to be used in the Japanese tea ceremony.
What happens if the item has rust?
Care for the cast iron teapot will provide you with years of tea-brewing. I have an iron teapot that has been in use for 10 years and is still in good condition. If you want to use the same teapot for a long time, I suggest you should get a good teapot and then take good care of it.
Do you own an iron teapot? What kind of tea do you prefer to make in it? Let me know in the comments below!