New Teapots and Tea Sets

Great tasting tea served in the most stylish way possible!

Here at Cup of Tea we have a fantastic range of high quality teaware; from teapots in glass, china and cast iron, Tea-For-One sets, mugs and cups, filters, strainers, timers, spoons, sugar and much more! We like to make tea-brewing a pleasure rather than a chore!

We have tried to make sure that all the accessories you need are available at Cup of Tea for you to brew and serve fantastic tea!

Yantai Blue Cast Iron Set

 

TEAPOTS

We have had some delightful new teapots and tea sets arrive with us that we would like to share with you. We have a fantastic range of teapots made from glass, sturdy cast iron, delicate china or stylish stainless steel.

Your teapot is a beautiful and efficient way to brew a tasty cup of tea. So, is there a benefit to using a teapot? We say yes! There are many advantages to using a teapot to brew your tea. Often people see it as a taste vs convenience dilemma in which the ‘lazy’ in us just places a teabag in the cup and adds hot water, making a quicker cup of tea. The truth is if you are a full-time tea drinker there is more convenience, taste and less washing up when using a teapot! We believe the benefits are endless, without doubt the tea tastes better from a teapot as the tea has time to infuse properly in the water. The tea is covered while steeping and retains all its flavours and aromas. The lid also keeps the water at a more even temperature, resulting in a hotter cup of tea.

 

HISTORY OF THE TEAPOT

Tea is perhaps one of the most famous consumed beverages enjoyed by billions around the world every day. Many of us have our favourite mug or cup but what about a teapot? There are pretty cute teapots with homemade woollen cosies or elaborate Chinese or Japanese modern and stylish teapots to choose from, but how did the teapot come about?

Originally tea came in bricks, a chunk was cut off and then broken up so that it could be boiled in water. The were boiled in large vessels and then the tea was sipped from bowls. Soon after this powdered tea became popular and the ground tea was mixed with hot water in a bowl. The powder was whipped to a froth and when the powder settled, the tea was drunk from the bowl.

We know that tea originated in China, then spread to Japan, Korea, India and later to other parts of the world including Europe and America. Teapots are relatively new in comparison to the amount of time tea has been around. Traditional teapots were not used or needed until the type of tea changed. In the 1300’s loose leaf was introduced and teapots were needed to let the tea steep.  Teapot-like vessels have been around in China for thousands of years, but they were used for wine and water. They had a spout and handle and eventually were used for the brewing of tea. Nowadays we are more familiar with the globular shaped teapot. Today you can find just about any shape, colour, theme or style you desire.  Everything from simple and practical, to highly decorated collector pieces are available.  

 

TEAPOTS IN THE UK

In the 17th century tea was introduced to Britain from China. The British imported not only tea but also teapots as they did not know how to produce such high-quality bone pottery teapots being made in China. These teapots became so popular that people started to collect them.  It wasn’t until the middle of the 18th century that English craftsman mastered how to make porcelain teapots with beautiful designs. A whole new industry sprouted and Stoke-on Trent became the capital of English fine bone China. It was only when tea became famous all over England and the concept of afternoon tea became widespread that England started to create beautiful teapots and tea sets.

 

Our Teapots are fantastic because:

  • We offer sleek and contemporary designs as well as traditional teaware.
  • They make lovely gifts for friends and family
  • Our teapots come in a range of sizes, from Tea-For-Ones to larger teapots which make 6-7 cups of tea
  • We offer a wide variety of colours, we have something for everyone!
  • Our teapots brew loose leaf and teabags to perfection!

 

Our current Cup of Tea favourites from our new Teapots and Tea Sets include:

1. Yantai Cast Iron Teapot Set, Blue £49.90

Yantai Blie Cast Iron Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love this cast iron teapot set, it comes in a gorgeous deep matt blue colour with two porcelain cups. The cups perfectly match the porcelain lid on the teapot.

The teapot features:

  • A removable stainless-steel filter, perfect to brew your loose-leaf tea
  • The cast iron of the teapot will keep your tea hotter for longer
  • The hinged handle will stay cool for easy pouring
  • 1.2 litre capacity and will make around 5-6 cups of tea
  • Can also be purchased singly £46.95 (without cups)
  • Also available in green and brown/black colourways

 

 

2.Asian Style Porcelain Teapot, £39.80 (available in burgundy, cream and black)

Asian Style Porcelian Teapot 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is one of our favourite Porcelain teapots, we have in 3 lovely colours, burgundy, cream and black. This teapot has a contemporary style with a glazed interior and matt finish. (The cream colourway has a satin finish)

The teapot features:

  • Delicate and lighter than our cast iron teapots
  • 1.2 litre capacity and will make around 5-6 cups of tea
  • Fixed handle
  • Packed in an attractive gift box

 

 

3. Yantai Cast Iron Teapot Set, Green £49.90

Yantai Green Cast Iron Set

We have already talked about the blue colourway of this teapot, but we love this style of teapot so much we thought we would show you the green colourway as well!

Vibrant in colour and will look stylish in any home or work place kitchen.

The teapot features:

  • A removable stainless-steel filter, perfect to brew your loose-leaf tea
  • The cast iron of the teapot will keep your tea hotter for longer
  • The hinged handle will stay cool for easy pouring
  • 1.2 litre capacity and will make around 5-6 cups of tea
  • Can also be purchased singly £46.95 (without cups)
  • Also available in blue and brown/black colourways

 

 

4. Alexandra, Ocean Blue and Johanna, Deep Red Teapots, £21.90

Alexandra and Johanna Teapots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love these vibrant porcelain teapots available in ocean blue and deep red colourways. These are unique teapots due to a special pigment reaction during firing and changing the colour of the teapot. Thus, each piece is completely unique.

The teapot features:

  • Delicate and charming design
  • Glazed finish
  • 0.5 litre capacity and will make around 2-3 cups of tea
  • Dishwasher safe

 

 

Discover more in our Teaware section on our website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by cup of tea admin
9th May 2018

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