|| 24 August 2020
Brown Betty Teapot
Can the teapot in which tea is steeped make a noticeable difference in the taste of the tea?
Definitely yes !
I had always wanted a Brown Betty, that traditional teapot made in England with a special type of clay found near Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Several years ago I ordered one of these teapots. I planned a special 5 o’Clock Tea to feature it. But a crisis interrupted. Other than open the box and admire my new glossy teapot, nothing was done about a special Chic & Slim website intro. Then, as months passed, the intention of something “really good” prevented any introduction at all.
About five days ago, I put my Brown Betty into use. I have been testing various of my teas brewed in the teapot. Same tea, same water, same timing. Tea steeped in my Brown Betty teapot definitely has a smoother, richer taste. I am really feeling annoyed with myself that I delayed so long in putting my BrownBetty teapot into service.
I ordered my Brown Betty from The English Tea Store. This online store offers a selection of sizes of both the Brown Betty and the Cobalt Betty made by Adderley Ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK.
Another ceramics company that makes Brown Betty teapots to the original specifications is Cauldon Ceramics, also located in Stoke-on-Trent. Cauldon’s website has the better presentation of photos and Brown Betty history — though you must deal with numerous annoying pop-ups before you can read the information.
The Brown Betty is a humble, un-fancy teapot in which to brew tea. But as generations know, this special clay shaped into this pot’s traditional shape makes wonderful tea.
be chic, stay slim — Anne Barone