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.
Tea Infuser Basket
Simply put your loose tea into the tea infuser basket and add hot water into the tea pot. The tea infuser strains the tea as you steep your loose tea leaves. The removable tea infuser is deep and roomy enough for large leaf teas like Oolong and the holes are super fine to keep the finest leaves like Rooibos in. The infuser has a plastic handle for easy removal even when the teapot is hot. The infuser is made from high quality stainless steel. Because it is not mesh the infuser will not develop holes or become misshapen. The micro holes are created using laser technology. This infuser makes a tasty clear brew.
Stainless Steel Lid
The stainless steel lid is permanently attached to the pot. It will not fall off when serving your hot tea. Some pots have removable lids which can fall off when your tipping the teapot to pour tea. Yikes!
Another safety feature is that the lid will remain in the upright position so that your hands are out of the way when pouring the hot water into the teapot. Some lids have a tendency to close just as you're pouring the water in. Ouch!
The teapot provides a safer tea making experience.
Great Designer Colors
This teapot comes in a variety of vivid colors including the hard to find Lime Green which is very popular. The glazing gives the teapots a very deep and intense color only found on the best ceramics. It is a high fired ceramic and is lead free.
This item is our best selling ceramic teapot because it comes in many designer colors which fits perfectly in traditional and modern kitchens. The contemporary design fits today's lifestyle and works with all teas. The elegant wide handle makes it easy to use with one hand.
The tea pot is designed to stack which saves space in your kitchen cupboards. You can stack similar stump teapots or other dishes. Great for apartment living where space is precious. Ideal for commercial use such as bed and breakfasts, tea shops and quick serve restaurants.
Loose tea needs to be brewed at the correct temperature. Follow the instructions provided with your tea for best results. Longer brewing may cause some teas to become bitter.
Before you infuse your teas. Preheat the teapot with boiling water for 2 minutes. Simply boil water and pour into the teapot. Let it stand for 2 minutes, also pour some hot water into your teacups and warm them as well. Pour out water and then prepare your tea. By doing this way, your tea will steep at the correct temperature and the brewed tea will stay hot longer.
Available in assorted designer colors to match your decor - white, black, gray, purple, blue, turquoise, green, lime, yellow, orange and red.
Drip less (drip free) spout
Stump Teapot with Infuser by ForLife
Made in China.
Stainless Steel Infuser basket (strainer) with folding plastic heat resistant handle.