Tetsubin

User avatar
Victoria
Admin
Posts: 784
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Contact:

Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:48 pm

Tetsubin show off topic, please share your wares and questions.
User avatar
Fuut
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 am

Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:53 am

I'm assuming this topic includes chagama as well as i don't own a tetsubin :?:

Some of you may have seen this one before. It is currently the only one i have, although i am looking for a second one.

by Joun Kanaya
c.png
c.png (503.56 KiB) Viewed 2087 times
d.png
d.png (487.39 KiB) Viewed 2087 times
Last edited by Fuut on Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:02 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Victoria
Admin
Posts: 784
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Contact:

Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:10 pm

Fuut wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:53 am
I'm assuming this topic includes chagama as well as i don't own a tetsubin :?:

Also, someone please tell me the image size restriction is larger than on teachat! That was such a hassle.
Yes post about chagama here as well. Image posting is easy, you can host your images at Imgur, google photos etc and link or attach here. Here is a guide;
https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29
User avatar
debunix
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:27 am

Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:26 pm

Fuut wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:53 am
I'm assuming this topic includes chagama as well as i don't own a tetsubin :?:

Some of you may have seen this one before. It is currently the only one i have, although i am looking for a second one.
That's a wonderful piece, worth viewing again.
User avatar
Fuut
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 am

Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 pm

Thanks Debunix,

I realize now I've been terribly inactive. The new Firefox quantum update really did a number on me, some of my favorite addons were not supported and thus removed, including my speed dials, i lost nearly 100 links i used to visit daily and still haven't heard from the developer soo.. really this has set me back like a month at least. Now i'm almost back to where i was as far as browsing:, and I'm back. Still just 1 chagama though :)
User avatar
debunix
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:27 am

Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:07 am

Now that your browsing is speedier, easier to find the next one?
User avatar
Fuut
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 am

Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:32 pm

debunix wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:07 am
Now that your browsing is speedier, easier to find the next one?
Well that, and i lost the link to this place :), now i have everything handy again when i open a new tab. :D
Chadrinkincat
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Contact:

Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:55 pm

I bought this from Japanese antique store in SF awhile back. It's around 1L and supposedly from Meiji period though I have no idea if that's true. Its been a huge improvement over the kamjove I was using. I still consider it one of the best tea purchase I've made.


User avatar
Dovik
New user
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:15 pm

Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:25 pm

Hello tea friends.
First of all sorry for my English
Just want to ask you to recommend me where I can buy tetsubin today online?
I don't need expensive one, but good enough.
Thank you and good luck to all
:ugeek:
User avatar
Chingwa
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Location: NYC

Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:01 pm

You can get a nice new from Hojo...
http://hojotea.com/categ_e/tetsubin.htm

Or with a little patience you can find some great used testsubin in various stages of upkeep on Japanese Auction site:
https://www.jauce.com/search/tetsubin?auccat=All
User avatar
Dovik
New user
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:15 pm

Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:13 am

Chingwa and CWarren thank you friends.
The easiest thing left - to make a choice :-)
User avatar
There is no self
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:16 am

Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:35 pm

Figured I'd use this thread instead of opening a new one.
I'm in need of an advice because the worst thing since my gaiwan broke has happened: my tetsubin developed a bit of rust both on the inside and outside. I really don't know how, since I haven't used it in a while and I made sure it was completely dry after the last session.
I tried scrubbing it off with a towel but it just keeps on spreading. Are there any products or methods I could use to remove it all?
I'm attaching a couple of pictures so you can see the damage. Apologies for low quality, they're from my phone.
Attachments
photo_2018-04-09_21-32-51.jpg
photo_2018-04-09_21-32-51.jpg (69.42 KiB) Viewed 1562 times
photo_2018-04-09_21-32-47.jpg
photo_2018-04-09_21-32-47.jpg (61.03 KiB) Viewed 1562 times
photo_2018-04-09_21-32-41.jpg
photo_2018-04-09_21-32-41.jpg (85.15 KiB) Viewed 1562 times
User avatar
Victoria
Admin
Posts: 784
Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Contact:

Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:12 pm

There is no self wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Figured I'd use this thread instead of opening a new one.
I'm in need of an advice because the worst thing since my gaiwan broke has happened: my tetsubin developed a bit of rust both on the inside and outside. I really don't know how, since I haven't used it in a while and I made sure it was completely dry after the last session.
I tried scrubbing it off with a towel but it just keeps on spreading. Are there any products or methods I could use to remove it all?
I'm attaching a couple of pictures so you can see the damage. Apologies for low quality, they're from my phone.
Hi, Welcome to TeaForum. Nice to have a member from northern Italy. Where are you there?

For rust inside your tetsubin, I recommend slow simmering cheap or crappy tea leaves for an 30 minutes or so. I have read it is the tannins found in tea leaves that will remove rust and produce a blackened seal over the area. Turn off heat source, and let the tea sit inside for a few hours, as tetsubin cools reheat briefly to keep tea warm, at end reheat for +-10 minutes, discard tea leaves and liquid. Rinse with filtered water a few times, then boil with clean water a few times. Test water to see if it is clear in a cup. If the water still tastes rusty, repeat process as needed.

For the outside of the tetsubin, you can heat up the tetsubin, and apply cooked tea using a muslin cloth or tea bags. Do this as many times as needed to remove rust and coat with a blackened seal.

When you are finished using the tetsubin, always make sure to remove all liquid from the pot while it is still hot, this will allow the remaining liquid to steam off, drying the pot completely.
.m.
Posts: 111
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:26 pm

Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:15 pm

I agree with Victoria. Boiling tea should do the trick of reducing the active red rust (Fe2O3) to a black rust (magnetite Fe3O4). I think ginger or onions can do that too. I believe that a bit of rust is completely normal, and probably unavoidable. It is usually advised not to do anything more to clean it (unless it is really rusty).
Post Reply