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Advantages: Metal tea sets are strong and durable, and are not easily broken. They also keep the tea hot for a longer period of time.

Disadvantages: Metal tea sets may be heavy and difficult to handle, especially for the elderly or those with physical disabilities. They can also give off metallic tastes if not clean enough, which can affect the taste of your drink.
Metal teaware refers to utensils made from metals such as gold, silver, copper, iron and tin. In history, there were teaware made of gold, silver, copper and tin. Commonly seen on the market today are teaware made of iron and tin. Tin teaware is generally used for tea storage; iron kettles are handmade and have been regarded as a traditional craft until now.

The advantages and disadvantages of using an iron tea kettle to boil water:
Advantages: Iron tea kettles are often very durable and have a long life span. They also cook water quickly and efficiently, even over high heat.
Disadvantages: Iron tea kettles can be heavy and difficult to lift or move. They also require more frequent cleaning than other types of kettles, as the buildup of minerals from hot water can cause rust over time.

Advantage 1: The material of the iron teapot contains iron elements, which can be used to make tea and boil tea, not only to benefit the body and mind, but also to enhance the taste.

Many teapots are handmade by craftsmen, unique and of high artistic value.

Metal teaware is not easily damaged and is durable.

Disadvantage: The price of many handmade iron kettles is expensive, and poor maintenance can easily lead to corrosion and oxidation.

Metal tea sets should be maintained regularly to keep them in a good condition. To prevent rusting, wipe the metal tea set with a cloth dampened with olive oil after each use and make sure they are completely dry before storing away. When not in use, store the metal tea set in a cool and dry area. The tea set should also be polished regularly with a soft cloth to retain its shine and luster.

New metal tea set maintenance techniques

Just bought the metal tea set, first use cold water to clean it, after cleaning it, then use hot water to rinse it and finally brew some tea with ordinary tea leaves for one or two times.

Old metal tea sets maintenance techniques

To maintain old metal tea sets, first use a soft cloth to remove any dirt or dust. Then, mix detergent and warm water together to make a cleaning solution, and use a small brush to gently scrub the surface of the metal tea set. Rinse off any residue with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Finally, use some oil or wax polish to protect the metal from corrosion.

If the metal teaware is already old, ordinary toothpaste or tooth powder can be used. Then use a soft cloth to wipe and clean it. After cleaning, dry the metal teaware with a dry cloth, then wrap it in soft paper or fine fabric.

The maintenance skills inside the body of metal tea sets.

People often forget to maintain the inside of metal teapot bodies. We can cook metal teapots with clear water and a little white vinegar, then boil it with clear water one or two times, or rinse it with hot water until the metal teapot is clean and tasteless.

Metal as a tea utensil is generally not highly appreciated by the tea-making experts. For example, Zhang Qiande, author of The Book of Tea from Ming Dynasty, ranked porcelain teapots as first-class stuff, gold and silver ones as second-class and copper and tin ones as third-class, which were not accepted by experienced tea makers. In modern times, metal tea utensils have pretty much disappeared.