Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Brown Betty

The Brown Betty... a traditional English tea pot  known for its rounded shape and utilitarian use, was originally lovingly crafted using red clay from Stoke-on-Trent, England.  It created a manganese brown glaze known as Rockingham glaze.  The shape of the tea pot, coupled with the red clay is said to produce the best pot of tea.





Do you use one of these sweet Brown Betty Tea pots to brew your tea?

8 comments:

Martha said...

And I think they do! I have a fairly large one that's great for groups. But I need a smaller one!

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

I have a 2-cup and a 4-cup I brought back from England years ago. These are my most used teapots. They bring back memories of the small teashop in Tewkesbury every time I brew tea in one.

relevanttealeaf said...

Amazingly, I don't own a Brown Betty. I think I might have to remedy that! ;-)

La Tea Dah said...

Lovely post --- I have several of the little Brown Betty's that I purchased from someone (ATAA) who was downsizing years back. I love them!

GardenofDaisies said...

I do! It's one of my favorites and has shown up several times in the photos on my blog. It was a gift from DH many years ago. And when it was time to send my daughter off to university a few years ago, I made sure she had a proper Brown Betty pot for making a cup of tea in her dorm room.

Angela McRae said...

Like Linda I have small and large Brown Betties, and though they make tea just fine, I have to say that preparing a single cup of tea at a time is usually how I do things!

lemonverbenalady said...

Sad to say I thought you were talking food! Maybe I should get one when I go to England next year! Thanks for enlightening me as always!

Marilyn said...

I do have a small one that belonged to my mother-in-law. Not sure where it is from, but certainly looks like a Brown Betty. I use it often for breakfast tea.