It’s Spring – welcome to allergy season! As soon as the snow melts I pull out my favorite teapots and rotate a series of daily tea drinks in the home and office to help combat the pain and drama of sinus problems. Without my faithful tea pots I would be doomed to even more allergy pain – hot drinks seem to help me fight the mold allergies a little better. Just last week, while the snow was still on the ground, I took some photos of my latest tea pot discovery – the Teaposy. It’s made of 100% glass and the TeaPosy team sent out a pot for me to review. That got me thinking – what are some advantages to using a glass teapot?
4 Advantages to Using Glass Teapots –
- Glass teapots show the tea brewing, so if you are a “by color” tea brewer you can tell exactly the color to determine when you want to pour.
- Glass pots often have a little indent in the pour area which prevents spilling when pouring.
- Older ceramics and antiques can have lead, cadmium, and even radiated glazes which are extremely toxic. Glass does not.
- Glass teapots can be quite beautiful in the brewing process if used to display blooming flowers or herbs during the process.
- Ginger, sliced then crushed
- Hot water
- Brew rosemary, fresh ginger, and basil together until leaves completely collapse and water color is a warm tea shade. Add lots of honey. Serve.
For more ideas and an illustration on how to make tea in a glass pot, watch the video below from The Good Green Home Show – my radio and podcast show where I work with Rich Christakes to teach the world garden, culinary, and green tips (if you cannot see the video below, please go to this link – http://goo.gl/FSpRth).
Using the Teaposy is super easy, I liked the clear brewing so I could determine the color. Tea stains the glass more readily, particularly in the lid area, so I had to clean the lid more than just give it a quick rinse. The lid also gathers beads of moisture which can form calcium deposits if you are using my horrid calcium-filled tap water instead of filtered water. The handle did not get hot and I liked that I could sometimes microwave it to heat the tea up. Overall I liked the glass teapot tea experience with the glass pot and will continue to use it throughout my long and dramatic allergy season.