Why Glass over Ceramic?
Glass Teapots are the perfect vessel for infusing your organic tea with optimal purity to preserve its natural health benefits.
The clear glass allows you to watch the natural colours seep into the water while brewing and the fitted lid prevents spills and keeps the warmth inside.
And despite their fragile appearance you can conveniently put our glass products in the dishwasher as they are heat resistant.
Unlike ceramic teapots and mugs that are porous in nature, glass won’t affect the taste of the tea or taint the true colour of your chosen brew.SHOP GLASS TEAPOTS
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Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve tried to include some of the most asked questions about our teapots, infusers and other ritual products below. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What does teaware mean?
Teaware is the word used for any accessories used to make a cup of tea including tea pots, tea cups, tea infusers etc.
Why is teaware included as a ritual product?
We believe the process of making a cup of tea can be a ritual for selfcare.
What is the difference between glass and ceramic teaware?
Generally the more porous the material, the more it will change the taste and colour of the liquid held inside. Fine porcelain has been traditionally used to serve tea for this very reason as the smooth, slippery surface makes it difficult for the tannins in tea to clink to the cup. We choose heat resistant glass for our teaware as it has the least impact on whatever hot drink it comes into contact with, therefore giving the truest representation of your tea leaves.
Which is stronger, glass or ceramic teaware?
Typically ceramic is stronger than glass of the same thickness, and more resistance to heat and thermal changes. We choose borosilicate glass because of its extreme temperature resistance. Borosilicate can withstand temperatures of up to around 330°F, compared to the only 100°F or so for normal glass. It is more durable than silicate and soda-lime glasses and holds up against harder drops and impacts than inferior glass however it is still glass and will break if subjected to sufficiently intense force.
What is the best glass teapot for loose leaf tea?
All of our glass teapots are made for use with loose leaf tea. Typically a teapot with a wide opening allows for your tea leaves to brew more efficiently as they have more room.
Can a teapot be heated?
Organic Merchant teapots are made from borosilicate glass and can withstand temperatures of up to around 330°F, compared to the only 100°F or so for normal glass.
How does a teapot work?
Typically a teapot is a separate vessel to steep your tea from and keep it warm over a period of time. This is different to a kettle which is used for boiling water only.
Our borosilicate glass teapots can be placed directly on the stove and used as both a kettle and a teapot if desired. Please make sure that your stove top is not larger than the base of your teapot though.
Once the water is boiled, scoop the desired amount of tea into your infuser and gently place it into the water and allow to steep. Be careful not to over-steep your tea. When ready we recommend removing your tea infuser then pouring out the tea into your tea cup.
How much tea should I use in my teapot?
Each of our blends requires a different brewing or steeping time. Please refer to the packaging or the product page for more information. As a general rule black tea should be brewed for 3-5 minutes, green tea 2-3 minutes and herbal tea for 4 or more minutes depending on how you like it. Please note it is recommended that green tea be brewed with water at a temperature of 80-85 degrees so as to not make it too bitter.
How many cups can I get from a teapot?
This depends on the teapot chosen. Our T42 Teapot holds 400ml which is approximately 2-3 cups of tea. Our Water Kettle holds 1.75L so approximately 8.5 cups.
Can you put a glass teapot on the stove?
Organic Merchant’s teapots are made from borosilicate glass so you can put these on the stove top however please make sure the stove top is not larger than the base of the teapot itself. We recommend using an oven glove or a tea towel when picking up the handle.
Do your teapots come with infusers?
Yes. Our teapots all come with a glass infuser as part of the set. Our Water Kettle does not as this is categorised as a kettle. You can however purchase a glass infuser seperately.
Do you sell spare teapot lids?
We have spare lids for the Water Kettle for sale. Please contact us to arrange the purchase.
Why use a tea infuser?
Tea infusers are used with loose leaf tea to get the full benefit of the tea blend without having tea leaves in your cup.
How does a tea infuser work?
It depends on what type of tea infuser you choose but typically a tea infuser is loaded with loose leaf tea leaves and then submerged into the boiling water in your cup.
How can I clean my tea infuser?
Our tea infusers are made of either food grade stainless steel or heat resistant glass meaning they can be put in the dishwasher to clean.