Cast Iron Tea Set (HobNail Design) Black with 2 cups. Includes strainer. Also available in Rust & Moss Green (See other Cast Iron tea sets to see color)
Tetsubin or cast iron pots were first used throughout Japan as kettles to boil water over an open fire and were usually hung above a hearth to also provide heat and humidity in cold weather.
* In the mid 19th Century, as infused teas such as Sencha became popular, brewing and serving the tea to friends and family in a Tetsubin also became very popular.
*Designs and shapes have since evolved from simple and plain—to detailed and ornate works of art as we know them today.