CAST IRON TEAPOT CARE INSTRUCTIONS
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 the teapot to cool completely after each use before cleaning.
- Do not use soaps or detergents.
- Avoid contact with salt and oils.
- Do NOT put it in the dishwasher.
- Do not leave water or tea in the pot for an extended period.
- 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 the 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 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 and dinner table.