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PeteG said

Dripless Teapot?

I have many teapots…cheap – expensive. When I pour, slowly or with excitment due to anticipation of my next cup o’tea, they tend to drip all over my countertop…is there a pot that does not drip?

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Auggy said

My TeaPosy Daydream teapot has yet to drip. It’s pretty much the only one that I haven’t had at least occasional drippage from. My Beehouse doesn’t drip when pouring but it does drip down the side when I stop pouring. I have to regularly clean the tea stain that develops running down from the spout. :(

Ditto with my Beehouse. I thought it was me! Good to know. Thanks.

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DavidT said

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When you read the “scientist<>dripless teapot” article mentioned in David’s post, be sure to scroll down and read the comments. The butter solution is brilliant.
What I was taught in my pottery classes was to create teapot spouts with a sharp edge to them. A spout with a sharp edge doesn’t drip like a rounded edge – the liquid seems to cling to the teapot and run down a rounded edge, but can’t seem to get around a sharp edge.

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cuppa_fox said

I’ve found my Bodum teapots to be non-drippy, But haven’t fared so well with ceramic ones. It is also partly ot do witht he speed of the pour, a confident fast pour will be less likely to drip than a slow careful pour.

PeteG said

My confidence is o.k. isn’t it? I hope so? I will keep practicing…tks

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Bethany said

Yeah, my Bodum Assam teapot hardly ever drips. My kettle, on the other hand..

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My Chatsford does not drip.
Do you think the drip is because of the spout or the wrist action of the tea drinker?

PeteG said

Maybe the tea drinker but not the tea-pourerrrr.

PeteG said

I purchase a beautiful S/S 3 Cup pot and it does not drip!! Yeah!! The spout is formed in a fashion that it is kind to my table, counter and legs!…

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TeaParT said

Has anyone used any of the drip catchers? I noticed them in use at the last tea party that I attended.

PeteG said

No…I am interested, now I just have to find one.

I have made some drip catchers in the past that seem to work very well. Extremely simple, this is just a piece of clear tubing cut at a sharp, clean angle. The sharp angle seems to prevent drips. Instructions on
http://www.thistledownshop.com/craft.html

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Bumped into this on the web; have not used one but the name is promising “Never-drip-teapot”
http://www.tgtea.com/buy/3/37/860/Never-Drip-Teapot/5000.aspx

PeteG said

Good price too…I will consider it….like your previous post…with the tubing…tks.

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I’m so confused!!!

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Lynxiebrat said

It can also have to do with the angle that your holding the pot when pouring. When at a tea shop last April I managed to not dribble by holding so alittle came out at a time, and holding the cup against the bottom of the spout.

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