Lucky Cloud Steel Lid Glass Tea Pot
The clouds featured on this lucky cloud steel lid glass tea pot signify fortune and luck. The stainless steel filter holds tea leaves inside while you pour.
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This lucky cloud steel lid glass tea pot is the perfect size for single service, or for sharing tea with a friend. You can pour your tea directly into the pot and enjoy the leaves and tea color through the glass. When you pour out your tea, the fine mesh stainless steel filter will ensure that no tea leaves will come out. The lid is tightly secured inside the pot, allowing you to pour tea without the lid slipping off. Chinese lucky clouds surround the pot’s body, representing fortune and luck.
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.