This Pyrex (borosilicate) teapot can brew up 3 - 4 cups of loose leaf tea or tea bag teas. The glass construction allows you keep an eye on your tea while it steeps. This is especially useful for green teas which if oversteeped and can get bitter.
This large capacity teapot is a perfect centerpiece for your next tea party. The glass will show off the pretty colors for our herbal and fruit teaswhich brew up in a wonderful variety of colors.
This teapot works nicely with blooming teas. We recommend this teapot because of its large capacity which allows for a wonderful presentation of these spectacular teas. Over 7 minutes, you can watch the blooming of the tea which slowly reveals the bright centerpeice flower. Click here to see our blooming tea.
Place the glass infuser in the teapot. Add your loose tea leaves or tea bags into the glass infuser and add hot water. Follow the tea's instructions for water temperature and steeping times for best results. After steeping, remove the infuser from the tea pot to keep your tea from going bitter. Replace lid. When serving tea, Keep your finger on lid to keep it from falling off. Use caution as the lid will be hot.
Teapot is not for stove top use.
Borosilicate glass is hot and cold temperature shatter resistant but is a glass product. Use the same care as you would for other glass objects, but extra care when it contains hot water. Dish washer safe, but hand wash is recommended. Do not use scrubbers or gritty cleansers as it may scratch the glass and weaken it. To remove tea stains use a 7 to ratio of water to household bleach and soak the teapot for an hour.
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.