There is an English tea pot known as the Brown Betty. They are made of red terracotta clay.
It is finished in what is called a Rockingham brown glaze. This gives the pot a highly polished finish.
These pots have an even thickness and are extremely smooth inside and out.
While not fancy or elegant in appearance they brew a good cup of tea.
The shape of this pot with its round belly is said to make great tasting steeped tea.
This is because the tea leaves are swirled gently around when hot water is added.
While this is hard to see, what does make tea taste exceptionally good when made in this pot is the pots ability to hold heat.
The pots come in a variety of sizes and can make two, four, six, and eight cups of tea.
Authentic Brown Betty teapots are quite inexpensive.
They can be quite hard to
come by as they are manufactured by a single company in England known as
The style of manufacturing has change little since Queen Victoria's era.
When purchasing this tea pot look for a British flag sticker and the words "Cauldon" and "Made in England" on the bottom.
This should help ensure that you get an authentic teapot and not one of the imitations made in other countries.
Another English Tea Pot - The Sadler Tea Pot
The Sadler tea pot was made by the firm of Sadler & Co. of England.
They have been dedicated to the fabrication of earthenware (a type of ceramic material) since 1882.
Their initial pots created at their factory featured red clay enhanced by a brown glazed exterior.
Additional styles followed, such as the Russett, and Samian as well as variously colored pots.
For the first time, the company branched out and made five piece sets, as they had gained popularity.
In 1928, Edward Sadler took a trip to the United States that changed the company. While in the United States, he was able to view modernization techniques that he took back to England with him.
For example, in 1934 he oversaw the installation of the company’s original tunnel kiln. A tunnel kiln is used for large manufacturers of items that require time within a kiln.
It is called a tunnel kiln because the objects to be fired automatically ride on a flatcar. It follows a rail that carries them through the tunnel.
Between 1923 and 1947 the company created many remarkable as well as novelty teapots such as the:
However the piece de resistance was the 1947 Winston Churchill tea pot! This particular one showed Winston Churchill in a tank.