Why buy a cast iron teapot?
With Christmas season in session, I’ve been thinking about what I want for christmas (I’m still a teenager, so I still have luxuries with christmas :P) and I thought of the cast iron teapots that I’ve always wanted but never had the funds for.
The conflict comes in where I already have a yixing pot (it’s small and for my own individual use) and a ceramic teapot that’s 25 ounces that’s for when I have friends over.
So, is there any benefits to having the cast iron tea pot over the ceramic one besides the fact that it looks nicer and it’s bigger? Thanks :D
One of the main qualities cast iron teapots have is that they can hold their heat for a lot longer than many other materials.
Now that I have a cast iron to compare with my ceramic one, I’d have to say they are both awesome for different reasons. I like my ceramic one better for most teas though because for some odd reason, the same tea sometimes tastes different in the cast iron, and usually not as good but I don’t know why. Maybe the extreme level of heat of the cast iron has something to do with it. But I do love my cast iron, especially when in bed and cuddling with it when I’m cold haha. Only after its been cooling for a while though, otherwise it’d burn my socks off. (if I wore socks)..
Worldmarket.com has amazing prices for cast iron, that’s where I got mine, the green bamboo one, and I love it. For the price it’s worth just trying it out!
I love the image of cuddling with a tea pot in bed. Sounds like something I would do… yes I love my tea THAT much!
sounds like me, haha! I often use a mason jar as a hot water bottle when I lose my actual hot water bottle, haha! I’d be too worried about the last dregs at the bottom of the pot getting dumped in my bed to use a teapot though :P