Cast Iron Tea Pots: how to
How to Care For Cast Iron Teapots
Cash iron teapots were created in ancient China. They were then adopted and further developed by the Japanese into practical, as well as decorative, handicraft items. They symbolize the everlasting strength 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. (Small pots should only be used to serve tea. They should not be used to boil water directly.)
Instructions for use: 1. Before using, pour a pot of boiling water into the pot – and then pour it out. 2. After each use, make sure the entire pot is clean and dry to prevent the development of rust. We recommend tea not be kept in the pot overnight. 3. In the event of rust, the pot can still be used. After cleaning the rusted area with a soft brush, boil used teabags or tea leaves. The tannic acid from the tea will naturally react with the iron, producing a black seal, covering the rust area. This will also prevent the recurrence of rust. The rust from the pot is non-toxic, so it is safe to use. 4. Store in a cool, dry place.