Styles of Tea Pots
Common Types and Styles of Tea Pots
Classic Brown Betty Teapots
Made from the same red terra-cotta clay first discovered in 1695, the British claim the shape of the pot and the red terra cotta clay with its Rockingham glaze makes the perfect cup of tea. Also retains heat well.
Japanese Tetsubin Tea Pots
Tetsubin, or cast iron teapots were originally used for boiling water to provide heat and humidity in cold weather. When infused tea drinking became popular in Japan during the mid 19th century, Tetsubin were viewed as status symbols. Enameled interior, retains heat well.
Silver Tea Pots
Silver teapots became popular in the 1700s due to their durability and ability to retain heat.
Porcelain Tea Pots
Influenced by beautiful Yixing teapots and Chinese porcelain, Johann Bottger of Germany discovered porcelain around 1710.
Chinese Yixing Tea Pots
Made from a unique and porous purple clay, Yixing teapots become seasoned from repeated use, making each brew a special treat. For this reason, it is recommended that only one tea flavor brews in a specific Yixing teapot.
Clear Glass Tea Pots
A wonderful way to brew and appreciate the beautiful color of tea. Clear Glass teapots are also a great way to see the "agony of leaves," the term given for the way tea leaves unfurl as they brew in hot water.