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david said

Cast Iron Teapots

Do you love using cast iron pots as much as we do? We are considering making a heavier investment in more varieties of cast iron teapots as we love to use them when we invite guests to our home. To us, it adds such nice touch to serving tea. Do you prefer a regular gravity infuser? We are just curious if people like them as much as we do.

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I like the idea of a cast iron teapot but I’ve never used one.

I should say what I do use, shouldn’t I? Gravity infuser for single cups and I have 2 Breville Teamakers for pots (one at home, one at work).

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I prefer gravity infuser for my daily steeping needs. I’d love a cast iron pot, but I’m the type who puts their money on tea than tea gear, so I run on basic stuff. Hoping a family/friends will just buy me teaware, lol!

david said

Totally agree with you here Awkward :)

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I have used them happily for years for my daily needs. never used gravity infuser (never heard of one till steepster) also want to get kyusu and some other traditional teaware.

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fcb said

I have had the same Tetsubin cast iron tea pot for 10 years. It provides much more heat than other methods and therefore has a different flavor. I also use a glass Bodum tea pot, but like the Tetsubin better. The iron holds more heat. It’s the same temperature, but there are more BTU’s. They say you should have one pot for each type of tea, i.e. white, green, pu-erh, etc., as the petina left behind from each tea will color the flavor. I found this out years after having my pot. I am sure that more delicate whites and green are changed, but I have not noticed a difference.

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sandra said

i own a tetsubin, and use it daily. wouldn’t go without it.
although i am looking for other teapots at the mo (a Yixing) i would never abandon my tetsubin. Pot holds temp. like anything else.
personally, find it the very best for green teas

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teataku said

My husband and I have four cast iron pots that we rotate through pretty regularly, as well as a glass Bodum pot. We LOVE the cast irons, because they consistently brew a very tasty cuppa (barring any user errors, of course).

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T.C. said

I’m a gravity infuser guy. I can’t ever see myself going to a cast iron pot. I’m all about efficiency and practicality and they are not that.

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david said

Thanks guys. They are a bit heavy, but they totally keep the tea warmer than anything else.

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Uniquity said

I’m not a fan of gravity infusers and don’t use cast iron pots. I don’t leave my tea sitting in the pot so heat retention is a non-issue. I do enjoy cast iron cookware but for me a cast iron pot is cumbersome and unnecessary.

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