This listing includes a beautiful tetsubin (teapot) and six tea cups with saucers, manufactured by Iwachu in the Iwate region of Japan, and a cast iron teapot warmer by Teavana. The teapot and cups have been gently used. Signs of use include minor wear on the inside edge of the lid and the teapot opening where the strainer would sit, and faint dark stains on the pot and some cups and saucers.
This is a lovely set that would make a great holiday gift for the tea lover in your life at a fraction of the cost of these items in brand new condition. The Iwachu tetsubin has a green finish with pine needle (matsu) motif and pine cone handle on lid. Original strainer replaced with brand new stainless steel Teavana strainer. The pine needle design is one of the oldest and most classic tetsubin designs, favored by many for its simple beauty. In Japan pine trees are admired for their strong trunks and hearty branches and their ability to steadfastly carry their vibrant green needles through the harshest of winters.
Pine motifs in Japan are considered good luck and are often used during special occasions such as weddings, milestone birthdays and during the New Year as a symbol of longevity. The green Iwachu tea cups bear the popular hobnail, or hailstone, motif, and pair with the green fallen leaf saucers/coasters. The Teavana cast iron warmer uses a simple tea light candle to focus heat on the bottom of the teapot, keeping it from getting cold for an hour or more. All of these items are made of quality cast iron that will last a lifetime with proper care.Teapot and cups have a coated/enameled interior to prevent rust. Please check my other listings. The item "Iwachu Iron Teapot Tetsubin, Green Pine Needle, Cups, Coasters, Warmer, Tea Set" is in sale since Sunday, December 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Dinnerware & Serving Dishes\Teapots".
The seller is "lip13a23" and is located in Spring Valley, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.