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Cast Iron Teapots
Cast iron teapots' raw material is pig iron and are casted by versed makers, which is the special culture of old iron teapots. The casting method of Japanese old iron teapots is different from that of contemporary casting. In that time, old iron teapots makers used dewaxing technology and only break the mold then can makers take out the old iron teapot. Every old iron teapot is unique because all of them are 100% handmade, which is rarely precious antique and a practical and artistic water heater. They can be used to boil water in daily life, can be appreciated as an art work or can be collected as an antique. Old iron teapots are able to rise water’s temperature and have good heat storage capacity. Generally, old iron teapots can heat water to 97℃ or even above 100℃, which can fully soften water. Old iron teapots are very good for making aged tea, especially for Pu'er tea. And ordinary stainless steel teapots only can heat water to 93℃. The water boiled by iron teapots can release the ferrous iron, that is called "mountain spring effect", making water has thick, round and smooth taste. Making tea can remove the musty taste of tea leaves. Drinking water boiled by iron teapots is good for body because iron teapots will release lots of ferrous iron interacting with the tannin and tea polyphenol , which provides the iron element for body. Iron teapots can release traces of iron and absorb chloride of water, which make water sweet taste and improve water’s quality, giving you a good mellow feeling. Iron teapots can increase the boiling point and if you use they to make green teas like "Tieguanyin" and Pu'er tea, the tea aroma and flavor will be better.