Long Spout Glass Teapot with Wood Lid
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This elegant long spout glass teapot can be used for a single serving size, or sharing tea with your friends. The body of the pot is made with good quality glass that can withstand boiling water. Glass pots allow you to see the color of your tea, allowing you more control over the strength of your tea. The lid is made of wood with a plastic cover on the bottom so the wood will not begin to rot from hot water and steam. Often times glass lids can shatter easily, so this will prevent having to replace your lid. Each pot also comes with a very fine 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.
Humans having been using glass for centuries for various purposes, including China. Glass art have 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 make it transparent. It was mostly used to make tiles for roofs, especially in palaces. If you visit Peking Palace, the ceiling is unclear, colorful glass tiles called “Liu Li Wa”. Glass that is used now is generally clear, used for making teapots. This is recent practice that has only been being used inside of China for a few decades. Glass will always look similar but is separated by the quality, clearness, thickness, heaviness, and what temperature it can withstand without cracking. At Seven Cups, we only collect good quality glass that can withstand boiling water so you can brew your tea.
Glassware cools down boiling water more quickly than porcelain and yixing, making it a great choice for beautiful high end green, yellow, white and scented tea. We suggest you reuse your leaves multiple times, just leave enough tea in your pot to cover your leaves before making your next infusion. Glass makes it very easy to tell when it is time to refill your pot.