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Tetsubin Teapot - Turquoise Honeycomb - 20 oz #480-880

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5-1/2 dia • 4-1/8 H 20 oz These are the best way to brew tea, since the cast iron distributes the heat evenly inside the pot to better extract the flavors and benefits of the tea. Handmade in Japan of solid cast iron with a fully enameled inside and a stainless steel basket. Cast Iron teapots will keep your tea hot for close to an hour. Iwachu, located in Morioka, is one of the finest manufacturers of modern Nanbu ironware, with over a 100 years of history and experience. Craftsmen at Iwachu pay respect to this tradition by infusing each Iwachu product with precision handcraftsmanship throughout the manufacturing process. Iwachu's tetsubin (iron tea pots) and cookware have earned a well deserved worldwide reputation for superior quality, beauty, and durability. Making a tetsubin at Iwachu usually consists of 64~68 steps with most of the process still being done by hand. Quality is strictly maintained by a master craftsman known as a "Kamashi". It requires at least 15 years to become a full-fledged craftsman and 30~40 years to become a "kamashi".