September 04, 2018

5 Glass Teapot Questions Answered

The popularity of glass teapots is on the rise amongst devoted tea connoisseurs for many reasons. Distinctive looking yet minimalist, a glass teapot provides an attractive way of brewing tea which is sure to be a real conversation starter. Made of 100% food-safe, heatproof borosilicate glass, many glass teapots with infuser come in a set including a cup as well as the teapot – and make great gifts. The ability to watch dried tea leaves expand and release their flavour is a major draw for tea fans - in this blog, we’ll be answering the top five questions about glass teapots…

Is a glass teapot better for loose leaf tea?

Glass teapots are particularly popular with fans of loose leaf tea -and there some fascinating reasons why. Firstly, a glass teapot is ideal for use with flowering teas, allowing them to be fully appreciated. Many also come complete with an integral tea strainer, so they are great for every type of loose leaf tea while still producing a ‘clean’ cup of tea upon pouring.

How do I clean a glass teapot?

Cleaning your glass teapot is quick and easy:

  • Empty remaining tea residue and rinse the teapot interior.
  • Wipe down the body of the teapot with a damp cloth.
  • Hand-wash all the teapot; just plain soap and water or gentle detergent are great for this task.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

How do I use a glass teapot?

Using a glass teapot is the same as using a traditional teapot, with the addition of a few extra steps. The glass teapot is more fragile than other tea pot varieties and follows a somewhat unique process for loose leaf tea, as we’ll explore in the next question. There are some precautions you need to be aware of, such as only using on the stove with low heat (and just if your instructions state it is safe).

How do I make loose leaf tea in a glass teapot?

To make a delicious pot of loose leaf tea, merely follow these handy steps: 

  • Warm your glass teapot by adding some warm water to the teapot. Allow to sit for a few moments. Glass teapots made of durable borosilicate can withstand sudden temperature changes, but it is still safest to warm the teapot a little before use.
  • Pour out the water designed to warm the tea pot glass, and add the teapot infuser with tea as instructed by the packaging or your personal preferences. The more tea you add, the stronger the taste, and vice versa - don't over infuse your tea, just add more tea if you like it stronger. If your glass teapot doesn’t contain a filter, place the leaves at the bottom of the pot.
  • Pour boiling water over the loose leaves, filling the pot almost to the top.
  • Place the lid back on the teapot and allow to brew for the optimum time. For loose leaf teas, around five minutes should allow enough time to extract all the delicious flavour.
  • Now you can start pouring the tea into individual cups. Many glass teapots come equipped with at least one corresponding glass cup. If your teapot doesn’t contain a trainer, you might like to strain the tea as you pour, but this is not essential. Be careful as the glass teapot will be very warm while you are pouring the tea.

Where can I buy a glass teapot?

Ready to start your glass teapot adventure? Getting a high-quality version is essential to help avoid breakages and keep your glass teapot safer for longer. Always research carefully and be prepared to pay extra for superior build and materials if necessary.


1 Response

Osman
Osman

September 11, 2018

I love your glass tea pots. They are durable, easy to clean and a joy to brew tea in and watch as the tea leaves unfurl.

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