A Chinese teapot is a vessel designed for the purpose of boiling water, steeping, and serving tea.
It is a type of tea ware, and aside from the large teapot used for boiling water, smaller teapots are primarily utilised for brewing tea. These smaller teapots are crafted to enhance the tea-making process, allowing the tea leaves to infuse with hot water and create the aromatic and flavourful beverage we enjoy. It consists of four main parts: the lid, body, base, and handle. The size of the teapot used for brewing tea depends on the number of people being served. Chinese teapots can be made from various materials, including ceramics, porcelain, glass, silver, cast iron, and more. Each material has its unique properties that can affect the taste and brewing experience of the tea. When choosing a Chinese teapot, it’s important to consider the type of tea you plan to brew, as different teas require specific brewing conditions.