These sixth-generation kettles are a great way to start your tea journey. The kettles are replicas of the antique iron tetsubin that we use the most here at the Center, connecting you energetically to our lineage and all that we do here at the Center!
These are made from a blend of various strong stonewares that can withstand heat and make smooth, soft and bright water for tea. We are very impressed by them. They can be used on gas, electric, infrared and also charcoal. (If you use gas, keep the flame low and maybe invest in a handle wrap as the handle may get hot for around 1-2 minutes, which goes away after you transfer the kettle to the alcohol brazier.) The kettles are just under 2 liters.
These hand-cast handles were designed by Wu De, with a subtle indentation for your index finger to make for smooth and soft pouring. (We always recommend pouring from the kettle with your index finger riding down the handle.) They will “season” over time, changing in appearance as your hand touches them.
Our third-generation braziers are replicas of a Ming Dynasty clay stove we have here at the Center, with an added dragon ouroboros over the larger hole for increased airflow. Each brazier comes with an alcohol burner for keeping your kettle warm. We have also changed the ring to have more holes and higher ridges allowing much more airflow and no alcohol smell even during very long boiled tea sessions. You can control the temperature by raising or lowering the wick. If you want, the ring of the brazier comes off and you can then remove the alcohol lamp and use a charcoal basket for the whole brazier to become a charcoal stove.
Each kettle set comes with a free handle wrap and charcoal basket!