Choose the ideal traditional breakfast teapot for you.
Our breathtaking traditional teapots come in a variety of sizes to suit everyone’s needs. Traditional teapots are great to use as your everyday workhorse or as a teapot for special occasions. Their unique designs also make our teapots worthy of the display cabinet! Browse our range and choose the one that appeals most to you.
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While no two traditional teapots are quite the same, you can rely on our range of ceramic, porcelain, and bone China pots to make the most out of the tea leaves you brew inside them! The lower rounded body of our traditional teapots allows tea leaves to unfurl and release their full flavour during the infusion process.
What size teapot do I need?
When it comes to choosing the size of your teapot, it’s important to consider how many cups you would like to get out of it in a single brewing session. If you are the sole tea lover in your household, you may prefer to opt for one of our tea-for-ones or one-cup teapots. However, the avid entertainer will adore our larger teapots that can hold up to six cups. Tea “cup” measurements are referred to in increments of 200ml rather than the usual cup measurement of 250ml. Therefore, dependent on the size of your cup, you may end up with slightly more or less than the approximate cup size.
Larger volumes of tea will stay warmer for longer, but this warmth will decrease as the tea is dispensed and more of its surface area is exposed. We suggest using one of our tea warmers to help maintain the temperature and warmth of your tea for longer.
Do I need a strainer?
Unlike their modern counterparts, most traditional teapots do not come with a built-in infuser. Therefore, you may need to purchase an infuser or strainer to brew your loose leaf tea. If you are using teabags, you can simply pop these in your pot as usual and enjoy freshly brewed tea.
How to brew tea in a teapot?
The secret to the perfect cup of tea is to brew the correct amount, at the correct temperature, for the correct amount of time! This differs depending on the type of tea being brewed and the quantity of tea leaves chosen, so we suggest checking out our brewing guide to make sure you get the most from your leaves! Simply load your chosen infuser with one teaspoon of tea per cup being brewed and let the leaves steep. If you are using a pour-over or Dutch strainer, pop your leaves directly into the pot for the designated amount of time.
How do I clean my teapot?
To get the longest life out of your teapot, and keep it looking at its best, we recommend cleaning after every use with warm soapy water (unless your teapot is made of low-baked earthenware; in which case, a rinse with warm water will do) and ensuring your pot is dried thoroughly before its infuser is placed back inside. This will prevent your infuser from rusting! We recommend hand washing over dishwashing our teapots—especially on pots where gold paint or intricate parts are present—as they require gentle attention.
Over time, the inside of your teapot may develop a brown stain from the tannins found in tea—these tannins will be more prominent in black teas than in other tea varieties. To remove this mark, you can use a mixture of bicarbonate soda and vinegar to gently scrub at the stain, or alternatively, use a stainless steel cleaning foaming formula.