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No lining in cast iron

by mmotorsport » Nov 28th 09 10:09 pm

Hi, I have a quick question regarding a teapot i just bought. I bought it from Amanzitea and it was considerably marked down in price. It said it was a cast iron teapot for $30 marked down from $120. When I got home and inspected it further i noticed there was no shiny finish on the inside like others i have seen from say teavana. this one is rough and black on the inside. is it ok to make tea in this type of pot or does it have a great chance of rusting?

thanks in advance

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Re: No lining in cast iron

by Margules » Nov 28th 09 10:25 pm

A lot of people look for non-enameled iron kettles, because the iron surface can help improve the quality of the water, and because the ones with enamel typically can't be placed directly on the stove. They can rust, however, so you need to be particularly careful about drying it after use.

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Re: No lining in cast iron

by Chip » Nov 28th 09 10:37 pm

It is quite possibly a kettle versus a teapot. Either that or it is a pot that missed the lining process.

So, you may or you may not be able to place it on direct heat source and use it as a kettle.

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Re: No lining in cast iron

by mmotorsport » Nov 28th 09 10:45 pm

i will use a seperate kettle for boiling the water but im concerned with just brewing tea in an unfinished pot. it does have an basket inside which leads me to believe it is not just a kettle. will i get better flavor out of a pot that is glazed?

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Re: No lining in cast iron

by Chip » Nov 28th 09 10:53 pm

One way to find out it to try it. I would personally be a bit concerned using an unglazed iron pot to actually brew tea ... but might brew an exceptional cup!