The Tea Spot was founded by cancer survivor Maria Uspenski, who credits loose leaf tea as a major therapeutic part of her recovery. Uspenski set out to make loose leaf tea easy to enjoy by everyone — not just those who have tea down to a science.
The Short Stack Teapot is the Tea Spot’s answer for when you want a cup of loose leaf tea without all the pomp and circumstance. The extra-fine infuser is made out of durable stainless steel, and the lid actually locks in place so you don’t have to pour your tea with a nervous hand on top. Plus, the teapots are dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is extra easy.
CARE & USAGE
The Short Stack teapots are stackable for easy storage in your cabinet. All parts are dishwasher-safe.
- 16 oz porcelain ceramic teapot with infuser
- Designed for loose leaf tea & tea bags
- Ultra-fine stainless steel tea basket
- Dripless spout
- Dims: 7.5″ x 4″ x 4″
- Materials: porcelain ceramic teapot; stainless steel infuser
- Lead-free, Cadmium-free, BPA-free
- Do not microwave metal infuser
- Do not put on flame or heating element
- Cup not included
Do not microwave or use directly over a flame or other heating element.
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Many tea kettles are made with plastic, and they can leech bisphenol A (BPA) right into the boiling water. This is bad news for that healthy cup of tea you’re trying to brew. BPA is dangerous because it acts like hormones in the body, and can cause problems like breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, and low sperm count over time.
You can skip all those problems entirely when you forgo the plastic tea kettle in favor of a healthier teapot. The Short Stack is made from AAAA-grade porcelain, meaning that you don’t have to worry about toxins like lead or cadmium leaching into your tea. Simply heat (or boil, depending on the type of tea you’re making) the water separately in a saucepan or stockpot on the stovetop, then pour into the teapot.
Plus, steeping loose leaf tea is usually healthier than using a standard tea bag. Loose leaf tea is more likely to contain whole unbroken leaves, which contains more surface area for the beneficial essential oils to release into the hot water. Conversely, prepackaged tea bags are often low-grade and packed with small, dusty particles of tea that don’t taste as fresh as their whole leaf counterparts.