Cast Ironware Teapot: How to Use

Nanbu Cast Ironware teapots have wonderful heat capacity. This means once they get hot, they stay hot for a long time and don't easily cool.

The inside of the teapot is lined with porcelain enamel, which prevents rust.

The more you use your teapot, the more its appearance will evolve, taking on its own unique character.

When using for the first time

Wash the inside of the pot, underside of the lid, and the tea strainer well with lukewarm or cold water.

During use

Both during and right after use, the teapot and its lid are very hot. Please be careful not to touch them directly, as this can cause burns.

When pouring from the teapot, the lid can slip and fall off. To prevent this, please gently old it down with a cloth while pouring.

Teapot surface maintenance

The surface of your teapot has been finished with the distinct look and feel of Nanbu Cast Ironware. When the teapot is dry, wipe its surface gently with a dry cloth.

To dry the outside of the teapot when wet, use a paper towel or cloth and gently pat it dry. Please note the teapot's surface color may stain the cloth.

After use

After using your teapot, wash both the inside and the mesh strainer well with cold or lukewarm water, and put it away after completely wiping up all remaining water. Please note that the spout, the underside of the lid, and the base of the handle are places where it's particularly easy for water to collect and may cause rusting.

Should tea residue build up on the inside of the teapot, pour boiling water into the teapot and let it sit for a while. Then wash the inside with a soft sponge and mild detergent.

Cautions for use

Do not boil water in cast ironware teapots with porcelain enamel coating. Heating the teapot directly on a stove while empty will cause delamination of the inner coating.

Avoid using metal utensils, metal scrubbing pads, or steel wool on the porcelain enamel coating.

Sudden cooling or dropping onto a hard surface can cause cracks to the teapot body and the handle. Please handle your teapot with care.

Placing the teapot directly on a table or a plate can cause scratches or black stains. We advise using a trivet or coaster underneath the teapot.

When putting the teapot away for storage, dry the inside and outside thoroughly, then keep it in a well-ventilated place that children cannot reach.

Do not put the teapot in microwave, dishwasher, or dish dryer.