Making tea of an appropriate strength requires keeping an eye on the color, but that's tough to do on the inside of a dark tea pot. With the Bonjour Zen Glass Teapot, you don't need X-ray specs to see how strong your tea is. In addition to offering a clear view, the teapot has an elegant design. The pot itself is hand-blown glass, with a bamboo handle that adds a note of tradition. The teapot also comes with an elevated bamboo base, as well as a bamboo tea scoop. To steep tea leaves, place them inside the removable … Read more
If you drink much tea, you can tell the difference between a cup that's been steeped at the right temperature and one that's off a bit.
The PerfecTemp Porcelain Enameled Teakettle from Cuisinart makes it possible to prepare each cup at just the right temperature--as well as avoid any need to reheat just because it's been sitting a while. The kettle has a precise temperature gauge that indicates just the right water temperature for brewing a good cup of tea or coffee. It's easy to read and uses multiple colors so that you can tell the … Read more
A good pot of tea requires just enough steeping to brew a pleasant cup, but not so long that tea leaves turn your drink bitter. It takes perfect timing--and you have to make adjustments for just what kind of tea you're brewing. The Teaspot Automatic Teapot brews tea with perfect timing, and eliminates the need for you to worry about getting tea just right. The process is simple: you add your hot water and tea leaves to the teapot and set the built-in timer for the type of tea you're brewing (black, green, or herbal). When the timed … Read more
The Sorapot is a minimalist, modern teapot. In its beautiful stainless steel and Pyrex form, the Sorapot only holds two cups. But this delicate teapot has plenty going for it. To use the Sorapot, you need to turn it vertically: the handle hinges backwards so you can add loose tea to the glass tube. From there, you put everything back together and fill the pot with water. It may seem a bit more complex than your average teapot, but with most teapots you need extra gizmos and gadgets to be able to brew with loose leaves. The Sorapot uses a … Read more
I'm a little militant when it comes to steeping my tea. In my mind, there's nothing worse than having a much-anticipated tea break ruined by the bitter taste of leaves that have soaked too long. Unfortunately, this preference often results in fingertip burns from lifting the still-hot infuser out of my teapot once the 2- to 6-minute brewing time has elapsed.
Enter the Tea Control Teapot with Brew Stop Infuser, whose lengthy name spells out pretty much all you need to know. The heat-resistant glass pot features a built-in infuser with a handy design trick: a door that … Read more