Teavana Elephant Cast Iron TeapotAn Elephant never forgets...to join you in enjoying a steaming pot of your esteemed 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.
Our traditional Japanese hobnail pattern cast iron tea pot symbolizes strength. It is enameled on the inside for years of use, and to prevent rust and oxidization. Includes a stainless steel mesh infuser for use with loose-leaf tea.
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.
Adorned with a bird and cherry blossoms, this cast iron teapot brews superlative tea every time. Our cast iron teapots evenly distribute heat which allows the best flavors to be extracted from the tea. With proper care, this teapot will last a lifetime.