Saturday, April 30, 2016

Introducing ... Betty Brown

... Or rather, the Brown Betty.

This will be my new teapot for heating water for my coffee.

I considered buying another teapot exactly like my red one.  But I wondered if there were something better. I came across the Brown Betty, and while the "perfect shape for brewing tea" matters not at all to me, it has other things to recommend it:

  1. It's supposed to be a little heavier than my red one, and that means more thermal mass, and better heat retention.
  2. The spout is supposed to be better for pouring. Non-dripping spout would be pretty nice to have. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.
  3. It's made of red terra-cotta clay, which is supposed to retain heat better than white clay stoneware. Hope it's true.  
  4. I was able to buy an extra lid for it.  Given my penchant for breaking teapot lids, this is a major selling-point.
I'll let you know how it pans out when it arrives.

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