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:
- It's supposed to be a little heavier than my red one, and that means more thermal mass, and better heat retention.
- 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.
- It's made of red terra-cotta clay, which is supposed to retain heat better than white clay stoneware. Hope it's true.
- I was able to buy an extra lid for it. Given my penchant for breaking teapot lids, this is a major selling-point.