This tea pot was given as a gift. She loved it, it is adorable, but when she used it for the first time found out it was not practical. The tea poured all over the place and the ceramic pot should not or cannot (depending on who you ask) be placed on direct heat. Also the pot was very small. This seems more like decoration than anything. Returned and O.Co was fantastic as always.
I collect teapots and am always on the lookout for something different. This pottery turtle is as cute as it is in the picture. It is not large, but enough to brew a mug and a half of tea. It looks handmade and has a good heft. The handle is sturdy. The only thing is that, because it is from Asia, I am unsure whether it has passed saftey standards with regard to lead in the clay or stain, which is always a concern about any imported pottery item that may be used for food. Perhaps "O" can clarify this for all of us, because this turtle is darn cute! My grandkids will love to have their tea in it...once I find out about its safety.
I bought this turtle teapot as a git & it was pretty cute! My friend, who loves turtles & tea, loved it! It took a little bit longer than normal to have it shipped, so you will have to wait 2 weeks before receiving it. The description does say that you can use it to make tea in, but it looks to be more decorative.
When I received the tea pot I was very excited to see it looked just like the picture, the only downside was it was a bit smaller than I had thought it would be. It is such a unique design and very well made, but if you're looking for a tea pot that serves multiple people at once this may not be the most ideal.
I bought this for a friend. He collects tea pots. I loved it so much, I want to buy onefor myself.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. it is porcelain, therefore fragile. the detail is wonderful!
i haven't used my teapot for water yet, it is really just on display in a corner shelving area of my new cabinetry - just love the little guy.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes, it's a lovely muted color that looks great with my teal cabinetry
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. beautifully handcrafted
- How accurate was the sizing? perfect
I got this gift for a friend of mine who loves turtles and is expecting her first child this summer. She absolutely loved it. Considering that the item was hand-made I was willing to pay a bit extra, if it had just been a mass-manufactured product, I probably would not have been willing to spend that much.