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Tea Kettle and Teapots 101
Along with the squat bodies and curved spouts of classically designed teapots, there is a diverse variety of styles that range from the plain and straightforward to the chic and ornamental. This diversity allows you to find a simple teapot with practical components or a more decorative option for ceremonial tea-making and social occasions. Teapots can be found in virtually any color and many display exquisitely painted patterns. Some teapots use metal baskets or infusers for brewing loose leaf tea, while others are made for brewing tea with tea bags. Read on for more tea pot tips to consider before you buy.
Teapots can be crafted from many different materials. Handmade clay or ceramic teapots carry a charming authenticity and serve as beautiful decor accents, while a porcelain or glass teapot can complement a more casual style. For durability, some teapots are even made from metals like cast iron, stainless steel, and polished bronze. For Traditional table settings, consider tea pots that are ornamented with hand-painted motifs or gold-leaf details.
Tea kettles look like teapots and often feature handles, spouts, and lidded tops, but they are designed for boiling water instead of brewing tea. Electric kettles come with either a built-in heating element or a detachable base that boils water, while more traditional kettles need to be heated on a stovetop. To help you keep a careful eye on the temperature of the water, some kettles are built with timers or thermometers. Like teapots, kettles come in a wide variety of designs that range from the straightforward and practical to the elegant and decorative. For added convenience, look for a kettle with a convenient whistle which alerts you when the water has reached the boiling point. If you’re looking for a kettle to complement a pour-over coffee brewing system, consider a gooseneck kettle that offers a more controlled pour.
Tea Kettle Materials
Tea kettles are usually made from heat-conductive materials like stainless steel, copper, and cast iron. Some kettles feature durable glass bodies so you can watch your water boil, while others are coated with colorful porcelain enamel. Most are designed with heat-resistant plastic handles and caps so you can pick them up immediately after heating.