Glass has the least impact on whatever hot drink it comes into contact with, therefore giving the truest representation of your tea leaves. Aside from being non-porous, its transparency allows the tea itself to shine. Afterall, we eat (and drink!) with our eyes. A beautiful glass teapot brings a sense of theatre to the tea table. If you’re appreciating the drama of a flowering tea, or getting lost in the unravelling of a delicate oolong, watching the leaves through glass can be an immersive, sensory, and even meditative experience.
Glass also draws attention to those fantastic distinctions in liquor colour, so prized by tea connoisseurs. We begin to notice the amber, copper and ruby hues of a black tea, for example.
Borosilicate glass teapots are excellent heat retainers, and can keep your tea toasty for longer - no tea cosy necessary!
Avoid thin glass receptacles like wine and untempered water glasses. As well as being fragile, these are dangerous to drink hot liquids from.