Teavana Elephant Cast Iron TeapotAn Elephant never forgets...to join you in enjoying a steaming pot of your popular tea. The Elephant is a symbol of the strength of the mind in Buddhism teachings, as well as astuteness, strength and stature, wisdom, patience, courage and luck.
A lovely example of the traditional cast-iron teapots known in Japan as tetsubin, this pot with its delicate, hand-cast, raised design highlighted in black is not only prized as a collectible, but also brews 20 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. This Cast Iron tea pot set is in Green color The set includes: 1 Tea Kettle (7.5" Dia. 3.5"H), 20 oz 2 Tea Cups (3"Dia. 2"H) 1 Removable Stainless Steel Infusing Basket. 3 Pc Tea set.
The Japanese have been using Tetsubin teapots for centuries to brew tea, heat water & provide comfort and warmth. The design of the teapot reflected the status of the owner and was, and still is, considered a work of art. Each Cast Iron Tetsubin teapot is hand-cast, as well as hand-finished, and fitted with a removable stainless steel mesh infuser basket. The interior of each pot is lined with porcelain enamel to prevent rusting and requires very little care. These are not tea 'kettles' but are tea brewing vessels. They should not be placed directly on the stove top burner. Hand wash. Trivet is 7" in diameter.
Handsome cast iron teapot features a Japanese goldfish or 'yamabuki,' whose color reflects the richness of pure gold. Resultingly, the fish symbolizes wealth, fidelity and prosperity. Cast iron tea pots, called 'tetsubin,' are coveted collectors' items.