If you want a decent cup of tea it is hard to beat one made with loose leaf tea. A brew made with tea leaves has a deeper, fuller flavour, is more natural and produces less waste. However, unless you are partaking in divination, the leaves in the bottom of the cup can be distasteful.
This easy to use teapot with infuser from Andrew James makes the whole process a lot easier. You simply put your tea leaves into the stainless steel infuser core of this glass teapot, add your water and let the brew steep until it is ready to serve. Made from a combination of glass and polished stainless steel, this teapot also looks fantastic.
The large, 600ml capacity of this teapot for loose tea holds enough water for around 3 cups of freshly brewed tea, of a couple of large mugs. The fine mesh infuser allows plenty of space for your tea leaves, herbs or fruit to swirl around and release all their delicious flavours and aromas into your brew. Because the infuser core sits deep in the teapot you can also add less water if you only want a cup or two, and still be sure your leaves will infuse.
The teapot itself measures 17cm x 11.5cm x 14cm and has a unique handle design that makes it easy to lift and pour, even when full of water. We’ve also included an easy pour spout to minimise splashes and spills.
The precise infusing time will depend on your ingredients. Green Teas will infuse in a couple of minutes, but if you want a stronger white tea that can be up to 7 minutes. Infusing times will also depend on the amount of water used and the size of your tea leaves. Don’t let your tea over-infuse, it will make it taste bitter.
Boiling water isn’t always great for tea, it can scald the leaves and make them taste bitter. Use the guide times below, as well as your own personal preference, to steep your tea leaves to perfection.
Yes, the infuser core simply clips into the mouth of the teapot making it easy to remove and clean. You can also take it out using the convenient handle once your leaves have brewed to prevent the taste from becoming bitter. If you prefer to use tea bags from time to time you can remove the infuser and put them straight into the teapot for better diffusion of the taste.
The best way to clean this teapot is with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Start by rinsing any residue from the infuser core then wipe the whole teapot down with the cloth before rinsing and allowing to dry thoroughly. You can use a soft tea towel to gently polish the glass and stainless steel after cleaning and remove any water marks. We don’t recommend putting any part of this teapot in a dishwasher as this may taint the finish on the steel and cause chips to the glass.
There are all sorts of things that can be put into the infuser core of your teapot. Whilst it has been designed as a teapot for tea leaves you can also use it to brew up herbal drinks, like mint or nettle tea, as fruit blends like lemon. It’s also a great way to make cold infusion teas with different combinations of tea leaves, herbs, fruits and even vegetables.
No, no part of this teapot should be put through the dishwasher.
No, the glass and metal do not separate.
Yes, the heat from your hot tea will make the lid hot so make sure you treat it with caution. If you need to, hold the knob on the lid whilst pouring rather than pressing down on the lid.
No, we recommend only filling the teapot around ¾ full, around 450ml. This makes it easier to lift and pour.
Put all the ingredients in your infuser and allow to steep in the hot water for 5 minutes for a tea that can help soothe the stomach and aid digestion.
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