bonescwa wrote:blairswhitaker wrote:a tetsubin IS a cast iron kettle.
[...] cast iron kettles that are not marketed as tetsubin. They would probably be cheaper but provide the same benefit to the water.
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Hi, that is an interesting statement - wouldn't you be worried that a 20$ tetsubin may be made of inferior material an thus influence the water in a negative way, just most people probably would suspect a 20$ clay pot to do?
I saw Tetsubins which cost about 100€ (150$) here and wondered whether they could provide sufficient quality, but never about such a cheap piece - it would be glad if they'd perfom as well as the others, but is that possible?