Reliable and robust, cast iron is a material widely used in cooking, particularly for its quality and its ability to retain heat. Find here a wide range of cast iron items from Japan.
Tetsubin are cast iron teapots made in Japan (Iwachu, Tetsugi and Oiharu companies) and often used in a tea ceremony. Often they are meticulously decorated with raised patterns on the outside and enamelled on the inside. Their small size and often unusual shape make them popular with collectors. A typical Tetsubin can hold around 5 liters of water. It contains a tea filter and is often accompanied by a decorated trivet of a similar design. The Tetsubin dates back to the 17th century and was originally used as a kettle. Today they are no longer placed on the hearth, but are used only to infuse tea, keep it warm and serve it.
In addition to being aesthetic and giving a final touch to your tea set, the teapot coasters also do not damage or burn your table.
Cast iron utensils are very often used in Japan to cook all types of dishes. The sturdiness and quality of the material make the utensils last over time. The little extra: it is a material that conducts heat very well and therefore guarantees even cooking of your dishes.