Advice for new teapot?
Some wonderful family members went in together and bought me a small enameled tetsubin for xmas. The enamel is flaking (sigh). So this is getting returned and I’ll find another teapot. I’ll have a dedicated yixing for oolong, so this other pot will be for a rainbow of different teas.
I’ve narrowed it down (I think) to either a Bee House or a ForLife. Does anyone have any advice for me or experience with either of these?
PS. There should really be a poll option when making a topic.
I don’t have any experience with ForLife teapots, but my ForLife infuser + glass mug is wonderful. So at the very least I think the ForLife teapot comes with a sweet infuser.
I love my Wabi sabi tea pot from Samovar. It has an infuser built in and is very easy to clean. Rishi sells the same pot for $17. They just call it Tsuki Teapot. The same pot just cheaper. I can not image what I did before it.
I actually love that pot. I’m delirious right now, so will decide tomorrow. The pot does look a bit small, and though I was planning on buying around a 12oz pot… is it really 12oz? Thanks.
I think that it is around 12oz. My old tea kettle had a marker at 16o and when I filled up the tea pot it looked like there was maybe 3oz to 4oz left. I would say that I do have 3 tea pots. One that holds 24oz and one that holds 32oz. They are collecting dust. When I first saw the wabi sabi pot I thought that it was really really little. I think now it is the perfect size for me. But thats me….:)
I love ForLife products. I have a large 45 oz. Curve teapot (in my avatar), a smaller 24 oz teapot that I use daily, and a 15 oz. tall tea mug in white that I use more for tasting (purchased in that order over about a year). They keep me coming back when I am in search of new equipment. Great quality stuff, and the infuser is really pretty awesome. And dishwasher safe!
When shopping for my teapot I could not find if the lid on the Beehouse easily came off for cleaning, or the possible quick warm up in the microwave(I really have only done this a few times, but it is good to have the option of no metal once the infuser is out…)
I have a similar Bee House teapot to the one you linked to – I think its the same thing different color. I love it.
SimplyJenW- The Lid comes right off so once the infuser is out you can be metal free.
Good luck with whatever you choose! I hope it brings you much tea enjoyment.
Well, the Bee Life one isn’t in stock. So if you wanted one now, the For Life is your choice. I never thought I’d find that shade of green attractive, but I must admit, when I opened the page, my first thought was “I must have that particular teapot!” I think it might be the combination of the color and the spout. Too cute.
I have a forlife teapot and it is adorable and works great – the included infuser is top notch
Thanks for everyone’s help. I went to the retailer to check out the Bee House pots, and though they were nice, I didn’t like certain things about them- the lids felt sloppy, the infusers were really generic…etc. I’m sure they’re really practical though. I ended up getting the green ForLife that I had linked in my post- hopefully it won’t suck! ;)
I definitely want to know about that pot. I actually added it to my wish list on Amazon now!!
I’ll do a full review on a blog with proper photography, comparisons…etc. I’ll link it here whenever I complete it.
Sweet! Looking forward to it now.
I might just get it because I love that green color.
Ever considered getting a glass pot? Especially if you brew green tea, looking at the teas unfurl is quite an experience in itself.