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Buying teapots and tea accessories - you should pay attention to this

  1. The shape of the teapot
  2. Practical tea accessories
  3. The right material
  4. The capacity
  5. Clean teapots properly
  6. Conclusion

1. The shape of the teapot

Why are teapots bulbous?

The more bulbous a teapot is, the better the aroma of the tea leaves can unfold in the water. The flavours stay more at the bottom and can be optimally distributed there.

White ribbed cup, pot and plate from Royal Copenhagen on the coffee table

In contrast to coffee pots the spout of teapots, the so-called spout, is very deep. This allows the concentrated aromas and tannins that have accumulated in the lower part of the pot to be poured directly into the teacup and do not remain at the bottom.

In addition, there is only a small lid opening, so that little air gets to the tea and it stays warm longer.

2. Practical tea accessories

Teapot with strainer

Many models have an integrated tea strainer. This is particularly suitable for the preparation of loose tea, i.e. without a tea bag. When you buy the tea strainer, make sure that it hangs deep enough in the pot and can only be removed after the brewing time.


Alternatively Tea strainers available separately. A smaller tea infuser is particularly practical if you only want to drink one cup of tea and this can be prepared directly in the cup.

Practical tea accessories: teapot with strainer or teapot warmer

Teapot with warmer

With a warmer , which is heated by a candle, the tea can be kept warm for a long time. It should also be remembered that the tea will follow and can change its taste. Available are pots with integrated teapot warmer. If you buy the teapot warmer separately, make sure that the dimensions of the teapot and the warmer match.

Alternatively, there are design teapots with an insulating pot warmer that is pulled over the pot to keep the tea warm.

Tea Maker

With a Tea maker is a vessel that looks like a teapot. It has a sieve insert into which loose tea leaves are filled and then poured over with boiling water. You can find tea makers at the manufacturer Bodum .

Some designs are designed so that the screen is simply pressed down after the drawing time. This allows the drawing process to be terminated without the screen having to be removed. You can pour the tea into a designer teapot or practical thermos flask, depending on your preference.

The Nordic Kitchen tea maker by Eva Solo in use in the kitchen

Most tea makers are versatile and can also be used as coffee makers or, without a sieve insert, as water boilers.

3. Materials in comparison

When choosing a teapot, you should not only consider the design, but also the different properties of the material.

Glass: Teapots made of glass are particularly uncomplicated and universally suitable for every type of tea, as no odour or taste residues adhere to glass. Due to the transparency of the material, the colouring and thus the strength of the tea can be observed and influenced during the drawing process. Double-walled glass is insulating, because the heat is not noticeable from the outside and tea stays hot longer inside. Combined with the matching glass cups and glass mugs, the design of the teapot appears simple and elegant.

Glass, stainless steel, porcelain and ceramic teapots

Stainless steel: Stainless steel and cast iron teapots are known to store heat for long. Since stainless steel teapots acquire the taste of tea after some time, they are best suited for preparing similar teas.

Porcelain: Porcelain teapots remain odourless and tasteless and are therefore suitable for serving different teas. However, porcelain cannot store heat so well. For this reason, we recommend the additional use of a teapot warmer.

Traditional teapots are made of porcelain. The thinner the material, the more precious and precious they look. A thin-walled porcelain teapot is an eye-catcher and goes well with teas with light floral aromas, green tea or herbal tea.

Ceramics: Ceramics has become established for tableware in everyday life, as it is very stable as well as heat-resistant and easy to clean Over time, the unglazed inside of ceramic or clay teapots takes on the smell and taste of tea. This so-called patina enhances the aroma of black tea, for example. That is why a ceramic teapot is best used for one type of tea to prevent the flavours from mixing.

Interior design expert Kerstin Reilemann profile picture "Whether it's a festive tea ceremony based on the Japanese model, East Frisian tea with Kluntje and a dollop of cream, or oriental sweet and fragrant - tea drinking is an integral part of culture in many countries around the world. It is becoming more and more popular in this country. Perhaps a small attentive ritual like a tea ceremony is also something for you" - Kerstin, interior design expert

4. The right capacity

Generally available are cans with a capacity between 0.5 and 2 litres. The correct size depends on your personal requirements.

Teapots Capacity

Think about how many cups you want to get from one teapot. The capacity of the cups you want to use is also interesting.

Do you drink a lot of tea yourself or do you often have visitors? The more tea is drunk, the larger the pot should be and be able to fill a corresponding number of cups. With a Warmer keep the tea warm for a long time.

5. How to clean teapots properly

In general, teapots are easy to clean by simply rinsing with hot water. Glass and stainless steel teapots can often be put in the dishwasher. If a teapot is dishwasher safe, you can find out at Connox in the properties on the article pages. The tea strainers can often be cleaned separately.

The use of detergent is not recommended. On the one hand, residues of dishwashing detergent can falsify the taste, and on the other hand, without the use of dishwashing detergent, a patina develops over time which can serve as a flavour enhancer for tea lovers.

Edge tableware from Skagerak

In hard-to-reach areas, stubborn edges of black tea or herbal teas can be removed with a soft brush and table salt dissolved in water. Also popular for cleaning are denture cleaning tabs or baking powder, which act in the teapot together with water. After one to two hours the residues can be removed with a sponge.
Please always follow the care tips of the manufacturers.

6. Conclusion - what you can consider when buying a designer teapot and tea accessories online

  • Teapots are rather bulbous, have a deep spout and a small lid - so the aroma of the tea leaves can spread best in the water and the tea stays warm longer
  • If loose tea is preferred, a teapot with an integrated tea strainer is recommended. Alternatively, tea strainers and smaller tea eggs are also available separately. An additional teapot warmer keeps the tea warm.
  • The size depends on how much tea you drink and how often the teapot is used. The more tea you drink, the larger the teapot should be.
  • The properties of the material are particularly important for teapots. Do you like trying different teas? Then you should choose a glass or porcelain teapot. If you prefer to drink one variant of tea, then stainless steel, cast iron, clay or ceramic are also suitable. Should the teapot keep the tea warm as long as possible? Then you should choose a stainless steel teapot. But also teapots made of double-walled glass or
  • No matter what material the teapot is made of, the teapot should only be rinsed with hot water for cleaning. Glass teapots are often dishwasher safe.

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