How do you use Tetsubin for the first time?

Use & care instructions for kettle type tetsubin which can be used over a flame: To season the cast iron tea kettle/tetsubin for the first time, place it on the stove and boil water in it, next pour the water out. You can boil tea in the teapot a few times to help get rid of the new interior coating odor.

How do you use Japanese Tetsubin?

Follow these instructions when using a Japanese tetsubin.

  1. Preheat. Boil water in a pan on the stove.
  2. Add tea leaves. Portion out the appropriate amount of tea leaves for every 8 ounces of water.
  3. Heat the water and steep. For traditional Japanese tea, you can brew tea by placing the kettle over a charcoal fire.
  4. Enjoy!

Can you brew tea in tetsubin?

Although these words are now often used interchangeably, a tetsubin is not to be confused with a tetsu kyusu. Tetsu kyusu are used only for brewing tea, but not boiling water. Tetsubin are used for boiling water, but not for brewing tea.

How do you make Tetsubin tea?

Making Tea In A Tetsubin

  1. Measure out your tea leaves and add them to the pot’s infuser. A good ratio is one teaspoon of tea leaves for every cup of water.
  2. Heat the tea water.
  3. Pour the water into the pot through the infuser.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How do you clean Tetsubin?

All Tetsubin are made using molds….

  1. Soak in water for half an hour. Completely submerge the whole kettle.
  2. Scrub with magic Japanese sponge. This is a special kind of white sponge found in certain Japanese 1 dollar-shops, called Daiso(will add pictures of it later).
  3. Boil with lemon water.
  4. Boil with tea leaves.
  5. Boil water.

Can you boil water in a tetsubin?

While tetsubin were originally used to boil water, you should only use yours to brew tea. Most modern tetsubin are made with an enamel lining that could get damaged if you boil water in the kettle.

Can you use a Tetsubin on a gas stove?

Tetsubin are traditionally heated over charcoal fires, but your gas or electric stove will work just as well.

Why are cast iron teapots better?

Not only are cast iron teapots beautiful objects that you can display with pride in your tea corner, but they’re also a simple and functional way to brew up a tasty cup of tea. Made of solid cast iron, these pots are known for their excellent heat retention, so your tea will stay hotter for longer after you brew it.