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Tea Technique: How to Use a Yixing Pot

Crafted using a variety of ceramics techniques but left unglazed, a Yixing pot is able to withstand a higher temperature than glazed porcelains, making it the ideal choice for teas that demand a higher steeping temperature, such as oolong teas or black teas. Here's how to get started with your Yixing pot. More

This Week in America's Test Kitchen: A Better Way to Brew Tea; Rating Innovative Tea Pots

America's Test Kitchen tested four small teapots with unusual strainers and dispensing mechanisms that promised to make dealing with loose tea mess-free. In each case, they used the same tea and a four-minute steeping time. But they did find one favorite that met all their criteria, brewing good, strong tea and keeping loose leaves in check with its ultra-fine-mesh strainer. Watch the video above for more about these picks, or read the full comparison on America's Test Kitchen (free registration required). More

Terrorist Teapot

Even while drinking tea, remind yourself that terrorism is out there. Heliotrope's Terrorist Teapot uses a black ski mask as a cozy to reveal the teapot's eyes, which can either be "intensely glaring" or "constipated." [via Neatorama]... More

Bon Jovi Tea Set

Or, 'It's My Tea, and It's Now or Never' Photograph from Niemster on Flickr Yes, it's a Jon Bon Jovi teapot. Your Earl Grey never knew it could rock so hard.... More

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