Proper care of your cast iron teapot will ensure a lifetime of good use.
- Fill with boiling water to rinse and warm your pot.
- Please note: your cast iron teapot is not suitable for stove top use.
- Allow teapot to cool completely after each use before cleaning.
- Do not use soaps or detergents.
- Avoid contact with salt and oils.
- Do NOT put in dishwasher.
- Do not leave water or tea in pot for extended period of time.
- Rinse and clean thoroughly with warm water only.
- Wipe the inside and outside dry with a clean cloth while the pot is still warm.
- Invert the pot to air dry before replacing infuser and lid.
- Clean infuser with or without soapy water.
- Due to the iron content of the teapot, we recommend the use of a trivet/ pot stand to
protect table linens and surfaces.
- In the unlikely event of rust, the pot can still be used. Rust from the teapot is non-toxic and
perfectly safe. In fact, many tea connoisseurs actually prefer the taste of tea from a rusted
iron teapot! If the rust bothers you, clean the rusted area with a soft brush, then fill the pot
with used tea leaves and boiling water. Allow to sit for 20 minutes, discard and rinse.
Tannic acid in the tea reacts with the rust and forms a natural seal, helping to prevent the
re-occurrence of rust.
- Cast iron teapots remain popular because they are made of specially purified cast iron
which makes them extremely durable and lasting. They are also excellent at retaining heat
and have taken on a much more fashionable look which makes them very presentable at
your tea table.