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I Keep Breaking My Glass Tea Pots

Glass Teapot With Infuser - Glass teapot with infuser for loose tea or use without infuser for flowering teasThis is a small rant I have…

I love making tea with loose leaf tea leaves, so of course, I have one of those fabulous glass tea pots for Blooming Tea and loose leaf tea out all the time.

The Problem Is: They are so very delicate made with very thin glass that they are not practical for the “normal” household.

Why?: Since they are so delicate, they break all the time! We’ve gone through at least 8 of these babies from different manufacturers, etc.  Either the glass infuser breaks by being clunked somewhere, the pretty and fragile spout gets cracked…

…Or the best one yet, which happened to me the other day, I poured the boiling water from the kettle into the pot, and water started escaping from the bottom of my glass tea pot – mine is on a stand where you can put a tea light underneath to keep the tea warm if you like, but I rarely use this feature.

I’m not the only one. I bought an extra tea pot when I got one of my many, and gave it to my dear friend, Mary, as I know she loves to drink green tea and would love it even more if she could make it with loose leaf. Plus, she has children who enjoyed the blooming tea! She told me yesterday that she just broke hers last week too!

What Happened?: The glass had a tiny piece of glass that must have cracked and popped out, and I had honey and boiling water EVERYWHERE! I just didn’t understand this one, as I just finished a pot of green tea and was making a new one.

The Solution: Keep your fingers crossed, but this new glass tea pot with infuser I’m using now, seems to make much more sense! It’s not as pretty as one with a beautiful and delicate spout, but it is much more practical in all categories.

How?: Well, the glass is much thicker than on those “prettier” ones. Secondly, the handle is attached well and the glass is thick here too. Thirdly, it has a pitcher spout instead of a long spout, which is traditional for a tea pot.

What Kind Is It?: It’s made by Primula and if you use or plan on using loose tea leaves for your tea, it is so much better to use a glass tea pot with an infuser. This brand is especially fabulous for every day use!

Want One of Your Own?: This is it! Not sure if you’ll be able to find one locally or not, so I provided you with an option here…

Primula Glass Tea Pot with Tea Infuser 5 Cups Primula Glass Tea Pot with Tea Infuser 5 Cups

Start by heating fresh filtered water in a separate tea kettle. Place tea into pot and pour heated water into infuser. Allow to steep for 3 5 minutes and enjoy! 3 piece set is used for loose tea tea bags or tea flower Dishwasher and Microwave safe Bonus tea flower included! Green tea scented with jasmine flowers for a floral taste included.


Now, if you’re only using these pots once in a blue moon for a dinner party or something of that nature when entertaining, then a delicate, more beautiful one is great for you! Just be very careful when cleaning, drying and storing.

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I hope you enjoyed this Tea post on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards :)

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Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. I have broken so many glass teapots too…which is why we just came out with a silicone infuser called the TUFFY STEEPER…it is an indestructible tea steeper that won’t break…visit http://www.theteaspot.com to check it out….

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    • That’s a really great idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us Karen!

      Kimberly :)

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  2. I received a Bodum Tea Pot with a diffuser that works like a French press. Not only has mine not broken but it’s had many trips through the dishwasher with no ill effects.

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    • That’s great news! I may have to check that one out!

      Just broke another infuser the other day…We’re mixing random infusers with random tea pots now…LOL…

      However, my mother just bought another tea pot from Bodum, as you mentioned, but seems to be very delicate glass…We shall see how it holds up…

      Thanks for the tip Heidi!!!

      Kimberly :)

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  3. Have you considered using a plastic tea maker device to make your tea, and then put in a pot for keeping it warm?

    I was introduced to blooming tea right after Christmas. My cousin had given me red tea as a gift, but it’s so fine that it was shedding through my tea ball. I ended up stopping at a Teavana, looking for a better strainer. They introduced me to their “Perfect Tea Maker” which I ended up buying, and loving.

    The top is clear plastic, and you just throw in your tea and your hot water and shut the lid. when it’s done steeping, you set it on the cup you’re using, and it presses a plate up, letting the tea come down, through a mesh screen. Now you have a tea leaf free cup of tea.

    I especially like it with blooming tea, because it’s big enough to let me watch one unfurl. I’ve never tried putting it in a teapot, but I might if I can find mine. I’m a cast iron girl, they’re harder to break (and I’m a klutz).

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    • Hi Sakai!

      I loved your comment – thank you for sharing. I have never actually used a cast iron tea pot yet, but yes, it would be harder to break…LOL…and I would imagine it keeps tea warm longer.

      As for the plastic tea maker device. I’ve seen them…they make your tea for you @ Teaopia like that in Canada. However, I rarely, almost never, make one cup at a time. Everyone in my household drinks tea and I always make a full pot for everyone to share.

      It actually gets on each other’s nerves if someone makes tea just for themselves…LOL

      However, I do think it’s a great contraption, and would really encourage people who don’t use loose leaf teas to try it out!

      The clear tea pots that are used fro blooming teas are very delicate…I can’t even tell you how many we’ve broken in the past…they are often extremely thin glass…you must be extremely careful with the pot, infuser and lid at all times.

      We even had one break on us that stuck to the counter top with a little bit of honey – and it cracked because of it…Wow…

      On the other hand, the tea looks beautiful and makes it all worth it – if you can believe that! LOL

      Hope you come on back soon!

      Kimberly :)

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  4. I would imagine that if most of your family drinks tea, then a small tea maker really wouldn’t work all that well. The tea maker I have only does 16 ounces, which works okay if it’s just for myself and my girlfriend. We’ve considered getting the 32 ounce version, so we can fill bigger mugs, but we’ve never gotten around to it. On one hand, it would be great for more tea, but on the other, part of the tea drinking process is enjoying the cup you have, not gulping it down, so I’m torn.
    I did pick u pa really great black loose leaf tea from Teavana, which kind of makes me want to splurge on the larger tea brewer. It’s almond biscotti, and smells and tastes just like the name. There’s even little slivers of almond in it, it’s really ,really good. That tea I just want a big cup of.

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