Friday, March 11, 2011


As I'm sure all of you are aware, I have a certain fondness for Japanese items. Today I purchased a cast iron tea pot (not kettle!) from Teavana. It was on clearance and I've had my eye on a cast iron tea pot ever since the Good Eats episode "Trew Brew II".

I purchased four cast iron cups to go along, but instead of the wave pattern I decided to go with the hob nail pattern. I felt that the hob nail pattern would add a little... shall we call it friction? I wanted it to contrast ever so slightly against the pot to add visual and textual interest.

I brewed some sencha which I also purchased at that same store. It wasn't fantastic, but it made a good pot. I will probably look other green loose leaf teas or look at more matcha. To be honest, I'm not sure if matcha is supposed to be brewed in a pot or mixed in directly to the cup, which is going far more into chado than I feel I can do alone.

In any event, I had added another cast iron creation to my kitchen collection. Isn't it pretty?


  1. It's super pretty :) I love tea pots too. Though I find myself being lazy too often and just heating up a cup of water in the microwave :( haha I'm sure that won't be the fate for your new tea pot though :)

  2. The microwave approach isn't a bad one. Just make sure you're taking burn precautions (smooth surfaces + strong microwaves = super heated but not boiling water until agitated). I just like doing things the hard way. :)