CAST IRON TEA POTS
+ how to use and care for them
Did you know that a cast iron tea pot can last your entire life because of its incredible durability? Tea is already incredibly beneficial for your health, but tea drinkers who brew in cast iron tea pots may get an extra boost of iron, minerals, and nutrients that transfer from the pot to the brew! Plus, these pots just look timelessly cool. 😉
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Cast iron pots are unique compared to other teapots because they can go on the stove top, and they do an extra good job of keeping your tea nice and toasty thanks to the thick insulation. Cast iron tea pots are also handy companions on camping trips because they can be used to heat water on the fire so that you can brew a nice cuppa tea or coffee.
How to care for your cast iron teapot:
- After each use, allow teapot to cool completely before cleaning.
- Do not use soaps or detergents.
- Avoid contact with salt and oils.
- In the unlikely event of rust, the pot can still be used. Rust from the teapot is non-toxic and many Japanese tea connoisseurs actually prefer the taste of tea from a rusted iron teapot! If rust bothers you, clean the rusted area with a soft brush, then fill the pot with used tea leaves and boiling water. Allow to sit for 20 minutes, discard, and rinse. Tannic acid in the tea reacts with the rust and forms a natural seal, helping to prevent the recurrence of rust.
Try brewing these comforting tea blends in your cast iron pot this spring: