Caring For Your Cast Iron Teapot

Cast Iron Teapot Care Instructions:

Proper care of your cast iron teapot will ensure a lifetime of good use.

Before use:

  • Fill with boiling water to rinse and warm your pot.
  • Please note: your cast iron teapot is not suitable for stove top use.


After 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.

Buy your Cast Iron Teapot now.

Loose Leaf Tea Blending

You enjoy your tea as pure and untouched as possible. In fact, drinking tea is more than just a ritual to you. It’s an art. An art of fusion and flavours, steeped to perfection.

You like perfection from the tea leaf to the tea cup. A glass pot so you can see when the brew is perfect. A burner because you know tea is best at just the right temperature (65 degrees of course) and the second cup is even better than the first. The cup is more than just a cup, it’s part of the taste experience, double walled yet light, perfectly rounded .

At Carmién Tea you can now also customize your favourite cup of Rooibos loose leaf tea. Create your own unique signature blend. What’s more, it becomes a lovely gift next time you run out of innovative gift ideas.  How often have you shopped and simply can’t find exactly what you want?

Loose Tea blending is our business. And we’ve made it so easy!

Watch the video: How to create your unique blend

That was a lot of information but here it is again.

You can choose from one of four Carmién tea bases: herbal, dessert, fruity or spicy which will make up 80% of your blend. Then you can customise this blend even further by adding a variety of either more healthy elements specific to your needs, or a more unique flavour, or simply make it more pretty by adding some berries and flowers


At Carmién Tea retail office in Paarden Eiland at Northgate office park.


You decide but booking in advance is essential. Individual as well as groups of up to 12 are welcome. Two or more is always more fun.