Traditional hobnail pattern cast iron tea pot symbolizes strength
and they are enameled on the inside promoting years of use,
preventing rust and oxidization, and is equipped with a stainless
steel mesh infuser for use with loose-leaf tea, the ideal way to
Black Hobnail Cast Iron Teapot , 900ml Chinese Cast Iron Tea Set
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Teapots usually have an opening with a lid at their top, where the
dry tea and hot water are added, a handle for holding by hand and a
spout through which the tea is served. Some teapots have a strainer
built-in on the inner edge of the spout. A small hole in the lid is
necessary for air access inside to stop the spout from dripping and
splashing when tea is poured.
The teapot probably derived from the ceramic kettles and wine pots
which were also made in bronze and other metals and were a feature
of Chinese cultural life for thousands of years. The teapot was
invented during the Yuan Dynasty, tea preparation in previous
dynasties did not utilize a teapot. In the Tang Dynasty, a cauldron
was used to boil grounded tea, which was served in bowls. Song
Dynasty tea was made by pouring water boiled using a kettle into a
bowl with finely ground tea leaves. A brush was then used to stir
This is the man's perfect tea pot. Its masculine, durable, and
carries a simple warrior like mystique with the black hobnail
design. The only thing i would say that could be seen as a downside
to some, is care of the pot and making sure the non-enameled
surfaces are meticulously dried after each use to prevent rusting.
I personally enjoy cleaning the set as well as using it (its part
of the whole enjoyment of tea to me) so it doesn't bother me,
however i could see some that may not want to give it the care it
needs and have it end up rusting on them.
The first tea sets came from China around 260 BC to 220 BC, during
what is called the Han Dynasty. There were two designs of tea sets:
white porcelain from the North, and light blue porcelain from the
South. Unlike today’s tea sets, these were comprised of bowls
instead of teapots, and tea was not a recreational drink, but
rather one that was used for medicinal purposes. During the Song
Dynasty in China, nearly a thousand years later, the Yixing teapot
was created,which was the most famous one.
From the first tea sets of the Han Dynasty to the modern
iterations, several core parts remain, with others varying from the
different types. The following are the main types of tea sets and
1. Tea pot
2. Cups (normally six for one unit)
3. A toolkit contains a digger, a shuffle, a funnel, a needle,
tongs, and a vase.
4. A brush is used to spread the wasted tea evenly, creating a tea
stain on the tray.
5. A clay animal is used as a display object and is considered
lucky by Chinese tea drinkers.
6. A tray is used to catch the wasted tea/water.