6 x 6 x 44 inches ; 3.5 pounds
A lovely example of the traditional cast-iron teapots known in Japan as tetsubin, this black pot with its delicate, hand-cast hobnail design is not only prized as a collectible, but also brews 24 ounces of tea perfectly. Its interior is glazed in enamel, so it won't rust or corrode; nor will its stainless-steel infuser. To make soothing, full-flavored tea, simply spoon loose tea leaves into the infuser, pour on simmering water, and allow to steep for three to five minutes. The heavy cast-iron construction retains heat so well, it ensures second cups will still be hot. The little pot stands just 6 inches high with its handle raised but weighs 3-1/2 pounds. --Fred Brack
Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1958. She found that the selection and quality of Chinese cookware in America didn't live up to her high standards¿ so she developed her own. Today, Joyce Chen Products sources from all over the Pacific Rim to bring the best of Asia to you. These Japanese Tetsubin Cast Iron Teapots are hand cast and finished with a porcelain enamel interior and comes with a replaceable stainless steel mesh infuser. Safe for the stove top, but beautiful enough to use as a decor piece.