Long Spout Glass Teapot with Wood Lid
A long spout glass teapot with wood lid a 550 mL capacity. Features a long elegant spout and a large stainless steel filter.
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This elegant long spout glass teapot with wood lid can be used for a single service, or for sharing tea with your friends. The body of the pot is made with good quality glass that can withstand boiling water. The lid is made of wood with a plastic cover on the bottom so the wood will not be damaged by hot water and steam. Often times glass lids can shatter easily, so this will prevent having to replace your lid. In addition, it provides a pleasant contrast in texture. Each pot also comes with a very fine mesh stainless steel filter that will prevent even very small tea leaves from falling into your tea. The filter is also very large which will allow your tea leaves to bloom inside. This pot will brew any kind of tea and can be a beautiful addition to any tea ware collection.
Using glass teaware allows you to enjoy the visual beauty of your tea as the leaves infuse. The clarity of the glass also makes it very easy to see the intensity of the color of the brew, which helps you control the infusion time to achieve the desired flavor. Glassware cools down boiling water more quickly than porcelain and yixing ware, making it a great choice for beautiful high end green, yellow, white, and scented teas. We suggest you reuse your leaves multiple times, leaving just enough tea in your pot to cover the leaves before making your next infusion.
History of Chinese Glass
Humans all over the world having been using glass for centuries for various purposes, and China is no exception. Glass art has been found in tombs dating back to the Zhou Dynasty. The old pronunciation for glass was “Liu Li,” but after the Song Dynasty it was renamed to “Bo Li”. Liu Li was not clear, just very shiny since the temperature was not hot enough to achieve transparency. It was mostly used to make tiles for roofs, especially in palaces. If you visit Peking Palace, the ceiling is made with opaque, colorful glass tiles called “Liu Li Wa”.
These days, mainly clear glass is used for making teapots. Different types of glass will always look similar, but they are separated by their quality, clearness, thickness, heaviness, and the temperatures they can withstand without cracking. At Seven Cups, we only collect good quality glass that can withstand boiling water so you can brew your tea.