Between East & West: My Dammann Frères Tea Set

Why is this tea set so special? It's not just that it's Dammann Frères (to know more about this brand click here): its mixed features, between East & West, make this tea set unique. The shape of the teapot is unmistakably Western (British I would say but it's a French brand we're talking about so … Continue reading Between East & West: My Dammann Frères Tea Set

Japanese Cast Iron Teapot 鉄急須 … a Tea Lover’s Must-Have

Cast iron teapots are not usually listed with other traditional types of Japanese teapots. As a matter of fact, this is a variant of the so-called tetsubin (鉄瓶), a cast iron kettle that, unlike teapots, is used only to boil water (not to brew tea). Outside Japan, it's difficult to find this kind of kettle while its … Continue reading Japanese Cast Iron Teapot 鉄急須 … a Tea Lover’s Must-Have

My First Japanese Tea Set お茶セット

As a tea lover, a Japanese tea set is an essential (and talking about tea essentials, I recommend this website)! This is my first Japanese tea set and it was given to me as a gift for my graduation (I couldn't have asked for a better gift!). This is a made in Japan ceramic teapot … Continue reading My First Japanese Tea Set お茶セット