i know it sounds strange, but i didn’t really understand teapots until we were finishing up some home renovations.
i was always like, why would i brew that quantity of ANY tea at one time? i have a hard time drinking 12oz still warm, i could NEVER drink more without it turning chilled.
but when we were renovating and i was staying up late painting walls at all hours, i could brew a full pot and then pour a small cup, drink it, pour a small cup, drink it, pour a small cup, drink it etc etc over a longish period of time and it was usually still hot/warm.
sure there are better methods for all of this. definitely. but at least the teapot isn’t useless haha! and most importantly it is PRETTY. :)
i have the winter tree bubble teapot along with 4 bubble cups. the teapot is fairly thick and has a rubber kind of seal on the lid and these two traits i guess tends to keep the heat in.
i have other teapots that aren’t as insulated that would NEVER keep tea warm, but this one does a pretty good job at least.
and THAT’S when i was like Ohhhhhh I Get It Now.
i’m glad i bought this in my early days of tea fandom. and it’s still in frequent use today.