Old Dutch Sapporo Cast Iron Tea Pot Kettle, 20-Ounce

Last updated date: July 1, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Old Dutch Sapporo Cast Iron Tea Pot Kettle, 20-Ounce

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Overall Take

The Old Dutch Cast Iron Teapot, 20-Ounce is made with a porcelain enamel interior that retains the flavor of your tea. The durable cast iron exterior of the pot keeps the tea nice and hot, even as long as one hour after brewing it, which makes it an excellent choice when entertaining guests. As an added bonus, each stove top tea pot kettle comes with an infuser. In our analysis of 62 expert reviews, the Old Dutch Old Dutch Sapporo Cast Iron Tea Pot Kettle, 20-Ounce placed 9th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 1, 2020:
Checkout The Best Tea Pot Kettle for a detailed review of all the top tea pot kettles.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
639 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The teapot has a 52-ounce internal space, allowing you to brew enough tea with a single batch, which means there will be no need to constantly add new tea leaves and water. The pot offers exceptional heat-retaining features, ensuring your tea can be kept hot for an extended time.
- Freshnss
Crafted using a cast iron that features heat-retaining properties, this is one of the best teapots when you want to keep the tea at the right temperature for a late serving. The teapot features a porcelain enamel interior. You can expect the teapot to come with an infuser.
- Only Portable
The infuser is included and it allows to separate loose tea leaf from tea. Cleaning and maintenance for the teapot are easy. Just wash with warm water once brewing is done. No additional maintenance required.
- Cookware Ninja
What experts didn't like
The handle is poorly made. The infuser is not made of pure stainless steel.
- Cookware Ninja

From The Manufacturer

Old Dutch Unity Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapots Old Dutch's Unity Tetsubin Teapots Tetsubins are Japanese-style Cast Iron Teapots that are graceful and elegant vessels for brewing and serving tea.They are considered the best vessels for tea brewing, as the cast iron evenly distributes heat to extract the full flavor and health benefits of the tea. Their heat-retaining properties keep tea at proper service temperature for up to an hour. Infusing Loose Leaf Tea Each Teapot includes a Stainless Steel Infusing Basket for convenient brewing of loose tea. (Except the large 'Hakone' teapot/humidifier) Brewing tea in an Old Dutch Tetsubin is easy and convenient, and using loose tea is the way to go. Because the leaves in loose tea are larger in size - they contain more flavor, and aroma than ready to use tea bags. Old Dutch Guarantees the Best Our Tetsubin Teapots are hand-crafted using specially purified Iron and lined with durable Porcelain Enamel. ODI's Tetsubin Tea Tips Your teapot is intended for brewing and serving only. Do not use your teapot to boil water. You may, however, keep your teapot warm over a tealight candle if desired. Pre-heat your teapot: Pour a small amount of heated water into the teapot, let sit, swirl and discard. Place loose tea into the stainless steel infuser. Adjust quantity according to tea type and taste. Pour the water into the teapot, cover and steep 3 to 5 minutes or to taste. Remove infuser and wet tea leaves. With over 30 different Cast Iron Teapots to select from, Old Dutch offers something for everyone. Which Tetsubin is right for you? Whether you're serving tea for two or for an entire family, we offer a wide variety of Cast Iron Tetsubins to choose from. Our biggest Tetsubin, the 3 Liter 'Hakone' can even double as a humidifier for your home. The tiny 11 oz. 'Tokyo' is small enough to be your portable and personal teapot. From elegant and traditional to colorful and loud, Old Dutch carries many designs to suit your personal taste. Choose your Cast Iron Tetsubin and make a statement that best describes you. Who we are Old Dutch International, Ltd. is one of the largest wholesalers of copper kitchenware, decorative accessories and wall decor in the U.S. Over the years, we’ve expanded our product line to include more categories, materials and finishes and currently offer hundreds of products for customers to enjoy. From our expanded line of Moscow Mule Mugs to the many new items we've added throughout our various product lines, Old Dutch offers attractive, functional items to meet your needs.

An Overview On Tea Pot Kettles

Only water beats out tea as the most widely consumed beverage in the world. In fact, the United States alone saw tea sales of over $12 billion in 2018. If you find yourself among these numbers, you’ll want to invest in a quality stovetop teapot kettle.

Determine whether you’d like a kettle made of stainless steel, which doesn’t rust or stain, or one constructed from heat-resistant borosilicate glass. Glass models allow you to actually see the tea as it brews.

Decide whether you’d like a model that also has an infuser for use with loose and blooming teas. There are tea kettles that have built-in infusers, as well as pots that have removable infusers. You’ll even find units with an infuser basket that can be placed directly in your teacup.

Check the tea kettle’s handle. You want to make sure it has an ergonomic design that is comfortable to hold. It may come with a silicone coating to keep your hand from slipping. If the teapot has a covering over the spout, you’ll want a handle with a simple touch-button, so that you can open the spout with one hand while holding your teacup in the other.

Consider stovetop teapot kettles that come with a few extras. For example, you may find a model that includes a loose tea sampler and four serving mugs. This set is especially a great choice if you are in need of a housewarming, holiday or birthday gift.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that even though there are countless teas for sale, they all come from the evergreen shrub known as Camellia sinensis, also commonly referred to as the tea plant? Here are a few more fun facts about tea:

  • While tea was first introduced to Russia in the 1600s, it didn’t make its way to Canada until 1716.
  • There are four main tea varieties. They include black, oolong, green and white tea.
  • Tea is naturally rich in antioxidants.
  • The most costly tea to brew is the Chinese tea Tieguanyin, which runs about $1,500 per pound.

The Tea Pot Kettle Buying Guide

  • Most stovetop teapot kettles are not suitable for use with an induction stove or cooktop.
  • Be careful of teapots that sputter water before you open the spout. The water will be hot enough to scald your skin.
  • There are models that are both microwave- and refrigerator-safe if that is a feature that interests you.
  • Check the stovetop teapot kettle’s cleaning instructions. Some must be washed by hand using dish soap and warm water, while others are listed as okay to place on the top shelf of a dishwasher.
  • If you use loose teas, make sure you store them in a sealed container in a cool dry location. Otherwise, they will absorb the moisture from the air.
  • Construction materials play the biggest role in the price of stovetop teapot kettles. You’ll find glass kettles cost less than stainless steel models. When comparing the glass kettles, you’ll need to consider whether the kettle is being sold with or without accessories. For example, the Kitchen Kite Stove Top Tea Kettle Infuser, 1-Quart costs slightly more than the Hiware Glass Teapot with Infuser, 1-Quart due to the fact that it comes with four glass mugs and a loose-tea sampler.