Your Perfect Teapot

Monday, October 31, 2016 | 8:57 pm

In your quest for the perfect teapot, you’re likely to encounter an incredible variety of styles and materials suited to different needs. While there are many compelling reasons to buy one teapot or another, the material the teapot is made from is among the most important. Choose your perfect teapot with this short guide!

Glass Teapots – Clear glass allows for excellent visibility when brewing teas that have blooming flowers or stylish leaves unfurling. Glass teapots can require a more delicate touch, so be careful with handling them!

Ceramic Teapots – ceramic teaware offers higher heat retention than many other materials. Also, glazed ceramic teapots don’t absorb flavors, so you can brew various teas with a single teapot. Ceramic pots are simply perfect!

Porcelain Teapots – Like general ceramic teaware, porcelain teapots don’t absorb flavors, so you can brew various teas with a single teapot. But remember that due to its poor heat retention, porcelain teaware is not ideal for teas requiring high heat (most black teas, some herbals, etc.).

Clay Teapots (aka Yixing Teapots) With repeated use, unglazed, porous clay teapots take on the flavors of the teas you brew, enhancing the infusions. Because they absorb flavors over time, making different types of teas in clay teaware is not recommended.

Cast Iron Teapots – cast iron teapots retain heat very well, so they’re great for brewing teas requiring high heat (most black teas, some herbals, etc.), and it keeps you tea piping hot for hours.

Tanager Housewares offers designed, porcelain teapots for everyone’s taste. Serve yourself a warm cup of nourishing honey ginger mint tea in this elegant teapot with a delicate hand-stamped design. It will be just the thing to enjoy on a cold or rainy day.

Tanager Housewares is located at 2156 Huntington Drive in San Marino. Call (626) 284-8154 or visit the online store at http://www.tanagerhousewares.co/.

 

 

 

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