Ancient Chinese craftsmen created the first cast iron teapots, and the Japanese refined the iron pot into elegant vessels for brewing and serving tea. The cast iron tea pot is a symbol of strength and unity. Add hot water and tea leaves or tea bags to the Chef's Secret® 40.5 oz. cast iron tea pot, and in minutes enjoy a delicious cup of tea. The heavy cast iron construction will retain the heat and keep your tea at the proper serving temperature throughout your meal or tea party. Features a food safe interior coating. Holds 40.5 ounces, or 5 cups.