The Exotic Teapot Blog

Amazing Tea and Teaware to wow your senses.

Meet Elly!

Elly is the perfect way to keep your tea piping hot and add a touch of whimsy to your tea tray. It is a solid cast iron design with an enamel finished interior. This limited edition pot is the ideal size for two large cups of tea or many if served in the smaller gong fu style. This teapot can be used as a kettle on a woodburning or gas stove. It ma
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yes, it is only September but shops are already filled with decorations and Christmas mince pies. It may seem a tad early but if you are one of those amazingly orgnanised individuals who already has their list ready, have a look at our range of beautiful gifts. We gift wrap them too so that is another th
Today is officially the start of Autumn. It is also the perfect time to enjoy one of our special Exotic Teapot Flowering teas, bringing a bit of blooming magic to warm chilly Autumn days. Enjoy one of our favourites, Mango Splash, it’s exotic smell is guaranteed to whisk you away to a tropical island, even if only for a moment you can enjoy a splas
Traditional black tea might have fallen out of the limelight and been replaced by the tantalising tisanes and interesting infusions, but the brew that built this nation must not be forgotten. We must take it out of the dusty tea bag and put it back into the teapot and drink it in the way it was intended. Doing this we will reignite the romance that
Ru ware got it’s name from the Ruzhou territory, Henan Yu Chau, Baofeng area. Ru ware made up some of the most treasured pieces of the royal house. It came in hues ranging from Celeste blue, Pearl White and Jade Green. The colour was created by adding small amount of iron oxide to the glaze. The surface was covered in tiny cracks through which glim
Our Jun ware range is made using techniques that hark back to the time of the Northern Song Dynasty in China (960 AD -1279 AD). Originally the teaware of the Imperial Court. Jun ware came from the famouse kiln in Yuzhou, in an area called Jun Tai, hence the name Jun Yao. No two pieces of Jun ware are alike, each piece has it’s own magic, and is giv
One of the Exotic Teapot team, Shan Iliffe, spent a month this summer volunteering at an orphanage in Singaraja, North of Bali. Narayan Seva Children’s Home is a residence for children whose families cannot afford their education or live too far away from a school. If they still have parents they visit them once every few months but most of them ar
Rooibos has a fascinating history (which you can read more about here). At one point the seeds of the Rooibos plant sold for £80 a pound and were the most expensive vegetable seeds in the world! Have a look at our range of delicious rooibos teas:
Pomegranate, Blueberry, Apple, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Elderberry, Cornflower and Mallow Blossom; all ingredients that conjure up the delights of the summer, no matter the time of year. Blue Pomegranate infusion is our latest flavour to indulge your senses. This tisane can be served hot or ice cold for a refreshing summer thirst-quencher. We recommend s
You can’t have a tea party without tea -Try our range of black tea to keep it traditional or wow your guests with some of our flowering teas.   Find the perfect teapot -  Why not enjoy your afternoon tea in one of our gorgeous new ceramic jun or ru ware teapots or if you are looking for an unusual centerpiece, a glass teapot can certainly
The British apparently drink 165 million cups of tea everyday, making a total of 60.2 billion cups per year! That is why there is not just a national day celebrating afternoon tea but rather a whole week. Here are three of our favourite black teas we suggest as the perfect accompaniment to your Victoria Sponge and cucumber sandwiches;   Assam