Teapots: what are they and how to choose?


Teapots and French presses allow you to brew delicious, fragrant tea that you can’t get from bags. In addition, the teapot can become a real decorative element that will decorate the interior of the kitchen. Let’s figure out what you should pay attention to when choosing a teapot.


Tassen Good Mood porcelain teapot, 1.2 l, white

Teapots are made from heat-resistant glass, ceramics, porcelainstainless steel, clay and cast iron.

Porcelain, ceramic and clay models are perfect for loose leaf tea, especially green tea. They hold the temperature better. If you opted for a clay teapot, you should not brew black or concentrated exotic tea in it: the material absorbs odors well, and the aromas will mix. Porcelain or ceramic teapots are more suitable for black tea. Glass teapot allows you to observe the opening of tea buds, and cast-iron models serve for decades and perfectly hold the temperature. An obvious plus of metal teapots is impact resistance, but metal absorbs odors, so the taste of tea is somewhat distorted.


Teapot Carnaby Script 1,1 l

For a family of four, a 0.5 liter kettle is suitable. If you prefer to dilute tea leaves with boiling water directly in the kettle, you should choose a model with a volume from 1 l. For one person, a 350 ml model is enough.

Form and features

Tea maker teapot in a neoprene textured case, 1 l from Eva Solo

Inside round teapot heat is distributed evenly, so “pot-bellied” models outperform others. It is important that a strainer comes with the teapot, so not a single tea leaf will fall into the cup. If you prefer kettles with french press — a piston for regulating the degree of welding — it is better to choose models with a collapsible press. There are kettles in special cases with thermal effect to keep the temperature.

When shopping for the perfect teapot, keep your family size, personal tastes and preferences in mind so you make the right choice.


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