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Japanese Cast Iron Tea Pot Cup Set

Updated on August 9, 2015

a lovely Japanese Cast iron Tea Pot Cup Set

Everybody needs a break in the day. To give yourself some new energy and tranquility. For me it's been a cup of tea with a piece of chocolate. And a Japanese Cast iron Tea Pot Cup Set gives the tea break always something special .

A cup of tea gives me the calmness and relaxation I love. A moment of Japanese Zen, peaceful and at ease with yourself. I love Japanese teapots and cups.

The Japanese are masters in casting tea pots and cups (they call them Tesubin tea pots). They have practiced the art of crafting an iron tea pot for a thousands of years. It is part of there culture and with drinking tea out of an iron cast tea cup makes you part of that ancient ritual.

Five piece Japanese tea set with teapot & four tea cups. Boxed set makes a great gift for any occasion

Japanese Cast Iron tea cup
Japanese Cast Iron tea cup

Japanese Cast Iron Teacup Bamboo Green

Tetsubin tea pot

The Japanese cast iron teapot, also known as Tetsubin, is a classical Japanese teapot made from sturdy cast iron. Cast ironware heats evenly and retains the heat well and is appreciated worldwide for their beauty, strength, and superb quality.

The cast iron tea set comes in many different variations, some are decorated in wildly complex figures, others have a more simple but well crafted design.

The Japanese tea ceremony is worldly known and to me the tea cups in Japanese style gives that extra tranquility that I need during my daily tea session.

Japanese Cast iron Tea Pot Cup Set Green Bamboo

Tetsubin tea set

A lovely example of the traditional cast-iron teapots known in Japan as tetsubin, this pot with its delicate, hand-cast, raised design highlighted in black is not only prized as a collectible, but also brews 20 ounces of tea perfectly.

Japanese Tea Ceremony with tea cup

Japanese Tea Ceremony with tea cup
Japanese Tea Ceremony with tea cup
Japanese cast iron trivet Bamboo Green
Japanese cast iron trivet Bamboo Green

Japanese Cast Iron Tea Pot Set

use a handy trivet.

You probably recognize the scene : You Just made a lovely pot of tea and you can't see a good spot to put the teapot on ? A cast iron trivet is definitely handy,

It's better for the table and the tea, a win win situation. The tea is kept longer hot, and the table is enduring less stress.

In my painting studio I simply use a tile to put the teapot on, but at home I feel more comfy with a trivet, I do not know, but it makes the whole tea "ceremony" more complete. And I love my tea and take a bit of time for it.

Using a Japanese cast iron teapot and cup makes me think of the book / movie Shogun from James Clavell set in ancient Japan. A brilliant novel where the first westerners discover Japan. The Tea ceremony in Japan was part of the zen tradition from as early as th 12nd century. The zen monks used tea as a medication for many problems and as well to stay awake during the long meditation sessions.

Later it became a more stylized ceremony which generates tranquility. The strict protocol of the tea ceremony proscribes a squared space with a diameter of 2,7 mtr.

But for me, the tea is just relaxing and gives me new energy, a thoughtful moment during a busy day. (and to be honest, the chocolate is an important part of my tea ceremony too.!!!)

Using Teapots : Cast Iron Teapots

Old Dutch 38-Ounce Cast-Iron Nobility Teapot, Moss Green
Old Dutch 38-Ounce Cast-Iron Nobility Teapot, Moss Green

Iron teapots traditionally used in Japan are known as tetsubin, which were used to boil water as well as brew tea. However, the Nobility teapot is meant just for brewing, not for boiling on a stovetop. Old Dutch uses a specially purified cast iron for its teapots, and coats the insides with black enamel to help prevent rusting.

 

What's your favorite tea ? - Japanese Cast iron Tea Pot Cup Set

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