This high quality dragonfly themed cast iron tea set is the perfect companion for enjoying tea. In Japan dragonflies are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness, and they often appear in art and literature, especially haiku. In ancient mythology, Japan was known as Akitsushima, which means "Land of the Dragonflies".. This tea set is made from sturdy iron and has enamel coating on the interior to prevent rusting. Cast ironware heats evenly and retains heat well and is praised worldwide for their beauty, strength, and superb quality. Please note that this cast iron teapot should not be used directly on stovetops to heat water.
During the mid 19th century as infused tea drinking became more popular in Japan, tetsubin or iron cast teapot evolved from being a kitchen item to being a status symbol used to serve tea. Many nobles cherished their teapots as treasures and are kept in the family for generations.
This set includes the following:
- 1 teapot (approximate capacity: 600 ml or 20.4 fl oz)
- 2 teacups (approximate dimension: 2 3/4" dia, 2" ht)
- 1 removable stainless tea filter (approximate dimension: 2 3/4" dia)
- 1 trivet (approximate dimension: 5 1/2" dia)