I have been looking around for months hoping to find the coveted copper-sheath insulated coffee/tea pot for my office. I’ve been sick of making a whole pot of tea for myself and, after just 20 minutes, having to drink the rest cold. I looked around on eBay, but too many people were competing for what I wanted.
During my search, I found that Stash Tea has a new online store that sells pots, cups, infusers, and tea and honey containers, as well as the usual tea. Stash isn’t the most fancy tea out there, but it’s consistent, enjoyable, and very available, so I was okay making my first order with them.
The Insulated Copper Hood Teapot is a wonderful modern version of a popular 1920s style. People keep mentioning that it looks better in person than in any of the photos. The copper hood comes off to reveal a hanging mesh basket for loose or bagged tea, and a plastic cap that covers it while it’s steeping. This makes it easy to remove your leaves when it’s done infusing, and enjoy consistent flavor from your teapot. The cap also acts as a plate for the basket when it’s time to remove it.
The insulator hood is lined with felt, comes in copper or stainless steel, with a white or black ceramic pot, and is very stylish. It keeps my tea extremely hot for over an hour, and I still enjoyed the tea at a mildly warm temperature after that.
The pot is top-rack dishwasher safe, and the hood can be cleaned with window cleaner.
I only had one wish: