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London Pottery Company 2 Cup Filter Teapot
I love a good cup of tea and I love the little luxury of using tea leaves rather than always using a good old tea bag. With tea leaves you get a larger range and variety of tea to drink and it always tastes that bit nicer. Although this is a filter teapot you can still use this teapot with normal tea bags as well.
Having recently moved I was a bit surprised by how many teapots, filters, cafetieres and other tea and coffee drink related kitchen items I owned. Some I hardly ever use, some I occasionally use and some are always towards the front of the cupboard. This is one that I do like but I don't use all that often. I prefer some of the more modern glass teapots that are available. However, this is more a reflection on my personal taste than this little teapot.
This teapot isn't very big, it only makes two cups or one generous mug of tea and it is more suited for use by one person only. The handle is maybe a bit small but then the teapot even when full is not that heavy. It does pour well but sometimes when pouring this teapot the liquid also runs back down the spout and all over the place, which can be a little annoying.
This is currently available from John Lewis for £14 and it looks like it could cost more. It feels like a quality item and it looks lovely.
For those that might be lucky enough to have access to a dishwasher this teapot is dishwasher safe. However, it is easy to keep clean with just soapy water and a bit of elbow grease.
Overall, this is a beautiful stoneware classic shaped teapot with an inbuilt filter for making tea from tea leaves rather than being limited to your choice of teabag. This really deserves a three out of five stars, it is probably better than average but it really isn't up there in my favourites. However, it would make a nice gift for anyone that loves a good cup of tea.