If you are a Japanese green tea connoisseur, you have already heard about a Japanese cast iron teapot called “TETSU KYUSU”.
The most popular cast iron is “Nanbu tekki” and there are many designs of Kyusu teapots from classic and stylish.
The most attractive feature of cast iron teapots is surely their “durability”.
Once you get it, it’ll last long for your life.
Yet, many people are hesitant to use cast iron cookware despite all of their advantages.
Today, deep into Japanese cast iron teapot -TETSU KYUSU- to make delicious green tea.
OVERVIEW TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT CAST IRON TEAPOT
Iron in Japanese is “Tetsu” (鉄) so we call “TETSU KYUSU” Japanese cast iron KYUSU teapot.
In recent designs, its care became easier since the glazed inside of the teapot and many teapots can be used on stovetops.
It is relatively easy to maintain compared with Tetsubin.
TETSU KYUSU attracts tea lovers with its classic design and gives “Asisn” taste.
Nambu Tekki refers to ironware produced mainly in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture.
It is probably the most famous casting production in Japan and has been designated as a national traditional craft.
Why You Should Choose Tetsu-Kyusu
Cast-iron Kyusu teapot is absolutely durable compared with ceramics.
Traditional Japanese Kyusu teapots are mostly beautiful but fragile and delicate.
TETSU KYUSU is durable (yes, made with iron) and actually has an iconic design and style.
Once you get one, you can use it for eternal life compared to breaking beautiful Japanese ceramics.
The inside of TETSUBIN is enamel-glazed so you can wash and scrub as much as you like with dish soap!
You don’t need to worry about rust.
Yet, the surfaces of TETSUBIN are originally iron, so dry the teapot and the lid thoughtfully after washing.
DOES TETSU KYUSU PROVIDE IRON?
There is a little confusion between the Japanese cast iron Kyusu teapot and the Japanese cast iron kettle.
The cast iron Kyusu teapot is precisely called “TETSU KYUSU” which literally refers to a teapot. (to make tea.)
Thus, TETSU KYUSU generally is enamel-glazed inside of the teapot so it doesn’t provide iron.
(*some products don’t have enamel-glazed inside. )
Generally, TETSU KYUSU has a stainless strainer and is smaller than the kettle.
On the other hand, the cast iron kettle is called “TETSUBIN” and literally refers to the kettle (to boil water).
It can be used on the stovetop and brings benefits like making the water mild and providing iron.
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HOW TO USE TETSU KYUSU
You can use cast iron KYUSU teapots like when using ceramic teapots.
In this post, I’ll provide you about how to make green tea in a teapot properly to read next.
A cast iron teapot called “TETSU KYUSU” is generally enamel-glazed inside, contrary to a cast iron kettle called “TETSUBIN”.
The enamel-glazed Kyusu teapot can not be used on the stovetop unless the instruction says the stovetop-safe.
Make sure to use a hot pad when placing a teapot on the table or counter.
Cannot be used in a microwave oven, or dishwasher.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF TETSU KYUSU
Wash the inside of the teapot and the tea strainer thoroughly with water or lukewarm water, and wipe off the moisture completely.
The spout, the back of the lid, and the parts attachments of the handle are especially rusted by moisture. If tea stains adhere to the inside of the teapot, soak it in lukewarm water for a while and scrub gently with a soft sponge.
Avoid using metallic scrubs that may scratch the teapot for the enamel-glazed inside.
Upgrade Your Tea Life With Tetsu Kyusu
A Kyusu teapot will bring more fun, more relaxed, and more delicious green tea.
The cast iron teapot is durable and keeps water or tea warm for a long.
Its classic design delights your kitchen and entertains your teatime.
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