Discover our selection of teapots
The teapot is without doubt the best tool for tea lovers. They can fully enjoy their black, green or white tea. Choose a glass teapot or a more traditional cast iron teapot .
With these models, thanks to their large filter, the tea leaves develop fully during the infusion and release their full aroma. The instructions for use are clear and the operation very simple: place the desired quantity of loose tea in the bottom of the filter, pour in your water at the right temperature and let it brew to your liking. Press the plunger and your tea is ready!
The first traces of teapots are in China, under the Yuan dynasty, it is in particular written traces of this time which evoke its use. It was around the 12th century that tea and its containers were shipped to Europe. The first teapots were made of Chinese porcelain (usually blue and white). And the drink was consumed by the upper classes.
Over time, it became more democratic and one of the most widely drunk beverages in the world. And as time went on, the teapot models diversified to meet all needs, budgets and design desires
All tea lovers know that the choice of a teapot is important, both for the style that matches your decoration and for the advantages of each. There are many different types of teapots, from cast iron to glass to terracotta. The use of this appliance is good value for money and the main thing is that it makes you a hot drink. Here is a short buying guide to help you make your choice.
The cast iron teapot
It is also called Tetsubin (steel pot in Japanese) or more generally Japanese teapot. It is probably the type of teapot you first think of. It is recognisable by its unique style, finish and weight.
It is used for the tea ceremony. In the past, it was made exclusively of cast iron and had the ability to modify the taste of tea and give it sweeter notes thanks to the contact of the water with the iron.
Nowadays, cast iron teapots are covered with a thin layer of enamel on the inside for easy maintenance. In order to appeal to the greatest number of people, they are now available in bright colours such as green, yellow, red...
The glass teapot
The transparency of the teapot will enhance your drink, and it is recommended for infusions of tea flowers. It allows you to see the colouring stages of the infusion. It is advisable to be careful when using it and to choose a handle made of another material, as glass conducts heat.
It is easy to maintain by simply rinsing after each use and if the glass becomes tarnished, a little white vinegar and baking soda on a soft cloth will give it a new lease of life.
This type of teapot will always amaze guests with its charm and elegance while being easy to use.
Enamel or clay teapot
This is also known as a memory teapot. As the name suggests, this teapot is a bit like our grandmothers' cooking pots, which, after use, gave that little "je ne sais quoi" to the dish. This teapot does exactly the same thing, it retains the oils of each tea and makes the recipes unique and will give a better quality to your drink.
It is also advisable not to change the type of tea when using it. The advantage of using an enamel or terracotta teapot is the heat retention.
As this teapot keeps all its contents in memory, it is advisable to simply rinse it with water, as the use of cleaning products will change the taste of your tea.
The plunger teapot
Like the plunger teapot, it has the great advantage that the space in the container allows the tea leaves to develop their own aromas. Once the recommended brewing time has elapsed, the plunger and its sieve are enough to bring all the leaves to the bottom of the container. All you have to do is enjoy your infusion without using any special tea filters.