I Keep Breaking My Glass Tea Pots
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…
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.
I hope you enjoyed this Tea post on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…
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