They Look Great! They Keep Tea Warm They are Easy to Clean Perfect for Displaying Tea Visual Guide to Brewed Tea
Not only do I sell glass tea ware but I also regularly use it at home, often in preference to using other teapots. Yes, you do have to be somewhat careful with glass teapots — like any glassware it will break if dropped (then again, so will a ceramic teapot). The other day, when asked what type of tea pot I used at home, without hesitation I answered, “a glass teapot.” When asked why, I could not immediately answer–perhaps it is simply because it’s sitting there on my kitchen bench ready to use? No, that wasn’t the reason, there are plenty of tea pots hanging around begging to be used.
Any given time you walk into my kitchen you will find quite a collection of teapots sitting around on benches, kitchen shelves and on the shelf above my sink–and that’s not counting the numerous other teapots patiently waiting their turn to be used in various kitchen cupboards. There are Ipots, clay Yixing teapots, stainless steel teapots (not many of those, though) and a Handybrew aside from an assortment of glass tea pots. Overall, in order of use, we probably use glass teapots the most. Next would be the Handybrew, then Yixing or other small, Chinese clay teapots.
1) They Look Great: Even as a decorative item, glass tea ware looks beautiful. Whether sparkling in sunlight streaming through a window, or reflecting soft candlelight glass ware is eye-catching. It looks crisp, clean and begs you to use it. I know some of my customers buy glass teapots purely to display.
2) Keeps Tea Warm: Paired with a glass candle warmer, they will keep tea warm for at least an hour. If you are brewing tea for several people and intend on offering top-ups, a glass teapot sitting on top of a lit candle tea warmer will definitely keep tea drinkably warm for long enough to finish all your tea. At our market stall we prepare a blooming tea in a tall Jewel teapot and set it on a lit warmer. It is still very warm to the touch even a couple of hours later, although the tea may be a bit too lukewarm
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