This lovely little glass teapot is made in China. It pours well and the built-in strainer in the spout does just fine even with finely-cut Japanese green teas. The jaunty shape of the handle on the lid is fun, too.
We use these teapots to steep all tea samples that we are considering for purchase. For the 4 ounce capacity, we use 2 or 4 grams of tea, depending in the tea, and these pots are perfect for that. We line up as many of these teapots as we need and they help us with the necessary assessments of the tea.
One can observe much about tea that is steeped in glass teapots – the color of the liquor; the color, condition and leaf-style of the wet leaf; and the appearance of the steeped leaf after several infusions.
We think that every tea enthusiast should have one of these very handy little teapots in their collection of necessary tea equipment.
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