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My Cast Iron Teapot

Tuesday, November 8, 2016





I'm a heavy tea-drinker. I like all kinds of tea - green, white, black and rooibos. Here's a sneak peek to Twinings new green tea called High Mountain Green, but I will tell about it later and instead I will continue telling about my cast iron teapot. I have several beautiful teapots and always wanted to have a nice iron cast one. When I saw this piece I knew that I've found exactly what I've been looking for.

Cast iron teapots were created in ancient China. They were then adopted and further developed on by the Japanese into practical as well as decorative handicraft items. They symbolize the everlasting strenght and unity of the world. Through special chemical treatments, impurities are removed from the cast iron during the production process. A coating of misty black enamel is then applied to help prevent the development of rust. As water is boiled, trace amounts of iron in the water from the teapot provides an iron supplement that contributes to human health.This is a good news as tea weakens the absorbation of iron and I have a very low blood's hemoglobine. So maybe this helps me!


Small pots should only be used to serve tea. They should not be used to boil water directly.


How to take care of a cast iron teapot?

Before using, boil a pot of water and pour it out to prepare the pot for use.

After each use, make sure that the entire pot is clean and dry to prevent the develop,ent of rust. It's recommended that tea should not be kept in the pot overnight.

In the unlikely event of rust, the pot can still be used. After cleaning the rusted area with a soft brush, boil; used tea bags or tea leaves. The tannic acid from the tea will naturally react with the iron, producing a black seal, covering the rusted area. This will also prevent the reoccurence of rust. The rust from the pot is non-toxic, so it will be safe to use.

Store the pot in a cool, dry place. It can also be put on display to evoke moods of ancient China or Japanese tea culture. I like to have it on display!








(FI) Olen vannoutunut teenjuoja. Tykkään kaikenlaisesta teestä - vihreästä, valkoisesta, mustasta ja rooibosista. Tässä muuten pieni kurkistus Twiningsin uuteen vihreään teehen nimeltään High Mountain Green, mutta siitä lisää hieman myöhemmin. Tässä postauksessa keskityn valurautaiseen teepannuuni. Kauniita teepannuja löytyy useampikin, mutta valurautainen oli ollut hakusessa jo jonkin aikaa.  Kun tämä pannu tuli vastaan, tiesin heti se on nyt siinä!  

Ensimmäiset valurautaiset teepannut valmistettiin muinaisessa Kiinassa. Japanilaiset kiinnostuivat näistä teepannuista ja kehittivät pannuja käytännöllisimmiksi ja tekivät niistä koristeellisempia. Valurautainen teepannu symbolisoi ikuista voimaa ja maailman yhtenäisyyttä.  Valmistusprosessin aikana epäpuhtaudet poistetaan valuraudasta kemikaalisin menetelmin. Tämän jälkeen lisätään musta emaalikerros, joka estää ruostumisen. Pannusta irtoaa kiehuvaan veteen rautaa, joka samalla toimii hyvänä ruokavalion rautalisänä. Tämä on todella hyvä juttu sillä tee heikentää raudan imeytymistä elimistöön ja mulla on hyvin alhainen veren hemoglobiini. Ehkäpä tästä rautapannusta on apua!


Pieniä pannuja tulisi käyttää ainoastaan teen tarjoiluun eikä teeveden keittämiseen.


Miten huolehtia valurautapannusta?

Ennen käyttöä täytä pannu kiehuvalla vedellä ja kaada se sitten pois. Näin valmistat pannun käyttöön.

Jokaisen käytön jälkeen varmista että pannu on puhdas ja kuiva. Nin ehkäiset pannun ruostumisen. Suositusten mukaan teetä ei tulisi jättää pannuun yön yli.

On epätodennäköistä, että pannu ruostuu, mutta jos näin käy, voi sitä silti vielä käyttää. Ruostunut kohta puhdistetaan käyttäen pehmeää harjaa, laita pannuun käytetyt teepussit tai irtoteetä ja kaada päälle kiuhuvaa vettä. Teelehdistä irtoava tanniinihappo reagoi raudan kanssa ja tuloksena on musta tiiviste joka peittää ruosteisen kohdan. Tämä estää myös uudelleen ruostumisen. Pannuun tullut ruoste ei ole myrkyllistä, joten sitä on täysin turvallista käyttää.

Säilytä teepannua viileässä ja kuivassa paikassa. Sitä voi säilyttää myös näkyvillä sillä se tuo mukavan, rauhallisen muinaisen kiinalaisen tai japanilaisen teekultturifiiliksen.Mulla tämä teepannu on aina esillä!



Having tea in a gorgeous Hermes mug - a nice cup of tea can't get any better from this!

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Kun teen nauttii vielä upeasta Hermesin mukista, siitä ei enää teehetki parane!







28 comments:

  1. harry@mail.postmanllc.net

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  2. It's truly a delicate object so you're right, if not well cleaned after use it can ruin the taste of your tea, mainly if a particular one. Thank you for these typs.

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    1. You're welcome! Sometimes I have got really bad tasting tea served in a cast iron pot in a restaurant or cafe, and that's probably because the pot has gathered some rust inside.

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  3. I love tea so much ! Twinnings is a great brand and that tea pot is beautiful!

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  4. I love the teapot. My husband has been looking for a teapot like this for ages. He loves to brew tea, whereas I am more a pink polka dot mug kind of girl!

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    1. :D I'm kind of both depending on mood and time.

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  5. I am a huge tea fan myself. We own this nice little Japanese teapot that we adore. Your cast iron one is lovely! I haven't seen one around here. Now you've given me a goal :)

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    1. Great to be able to give a goal :D It's so nice to have that time to brew the tea and have a perfect cup of tea - not always possible though.

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  6. Oh this post makes me feel all happy about fall and winter! Nothing better than to snuggle up with a big cup of tea on a cold day!

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    1. You are so right! it's fantastic feeling especially when it's cold and dark outside.

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  7. The classic way to drink a tea, and I'm a big fan of tea especially Jasmine tea. Thank you for the information about the iron teapot.It's great to know about the history of something we use every day.Your photos are lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much - it makes me so happy when someone likes my photos. Jasmine tea is so good, it has that gorgeous unique flavour.

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  8. Wow! How cute are these photos? It feels autumn/winter vibes <3 I'm a big fan of green tea ;-)

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    1. Green tea is a must for every day - at least for me! i can drink plenty of cups of it.

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  9. that teat looks lovely it cold here so it would be a perfect drink right now

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  10. I am a heavy tea drinker as well! Thanks for the amazing tips!

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    1. I'm happy if you could find my post informative for you :)

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  11. I'm a caffeine addict but vintage tea-pots always fascinate me! I also love your floral cup!

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    1. :D that cup is my favourite but had to take a special care of it and not to put in a dish washer - a bit of work but it's worth it :)

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  12. Twinings is one of the best brands out there when it comes to tea. It's amazing what new products they bring to the table, this one is a must try!

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    1. I was so surprise with this new variety! Twinings is such a great brand.

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