Teapot (green tea)

Iwachu Casting Company

Established 1914

The most formal way of drinking tea is without any doubt the Japanese tea ceremony, a ceremonial preparation and presentation of powdered green tea (Matcha). In the 17th century, with the rise of loose leaf tea consumption (Sencha), cast iron teapots (Tetsubin) became immensely popular. People were able to drink tea in a less formal fashion with family and friends. The teapots varied in shape and size, making them highly collectable as decorative status symbols, and were often given as gift.

Having more than 100 years of experience in making cast iron teapots, The Iwachu Casting Company from Morioka designed the timeless and iconic Arare model. The Arare teapot can also be used as a kettle and is enameled on the inside to prevent rust and oxidization. It is equipped with a removable steel mesh infuser and will keep the tea warm for over an hour. We recommend using the Arare teapot for drinking green tea, an alternative teapot for black tea can also be found on Wikiconic.

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