If you’re looking for a stylish way to serve tea for one or two, this jaunty little teapot will do the job nicely. Made from highly durable, hand-blown borosilicate glass, it’s crafted along sinuous lines, from its cool, easy-to-grasp handle to its curvaceous spout.
The removable coil filter makes this teapot ideal for enjoying flowering tea, fruit infusions and larger loose-leaf teas. A silicone ring around the lid holds it nice and firm while pouring.* Use it to upgrade your afternoon tea (it makes 2-3 cups) or give it to a tea-loving friend, delivered in its beautiful complementary The Tea Makers of London presentation box.
Why choose glassware for making tea?
Culinary and lab grade borosilicate glass offers high resistance to thermal shock, making the Classic Glass Teapot perfect for enjoying a variety of speciality teas. Being able to see the tea as it brews is the great advantage of using glassware. By assessing the colour of the infusion as it steeps, you'll be able to brew it to the exact strength that meets your individual preference.
Caring for your teapot
Borosilicate glass is made mainly of silica (70-80%) and boric oxide (7-13%), with smaller amounts of alkalis (sodium and potassium oxides) and aluminium oxide. Used in cookware and chemistry labs, it’s renowned for its resistance to thermal shock. However, as a glass product, a certain amount of care still needs to be taken:
• If the ambient temperature in your kitchen is low, warming up your Classic Glass Teapot before use will help it last longer. The glass is less likely to break or shatter if you warm it up gradually; this will also help the tea to steep more effectively as the water won’t lose heat when poured into the teapot.
• Once you have poured in the hot water, avoid resting the teapot on cold surfaces. Rest it on a trivet or kitchen towel instead.
• To clean your Classic Glass Teapot, we advise rinsing with hot water and cleaning gently with a soft sponge. You can also place it on the top shelf of your dishwasher.
*Please ensure the lid is firmly secured before pouring.