How To Select The Best Type Of The Strainer And The Teapots?
I received an email from a reader who wanted to know if teapots or teakettles are better for brewing tea. The question came up because of the wide variety of teapots available online, and not all of them have strainers built into them, so they don’t look like a kettle at all.
The original question was:
“Hi! I’ve been thinking about getting some nice looking teapots, but I’m worried that the ones I pick will be too small to brew decent-sized pots of tea in (at least one cup at a time). I’d love to make good-looking cups of tea, but my idea of good-looking is the pot being a little bigger than what you would use to boil water. How do you feel about this?”
If you’re new to tea making, it’s important to understand that there are different types of teapots to choose from. There are teapots without spouts, which can be used for boiling water, as well as those with spouts, which are designed to hold hot water just long enough to pour over loose tea leaves. Some people prefer a teapot with a strainer, while others don’t. So when we talk about “a teapot,” I think we need to specify whether we mean a teapot without a strainer or a teapot with a strainer.
To answer your question, let’s take a look at the two most common styles of teapots on the market today. One style has a lid, a spout, and no strainer. This type is called a teapot without a strainer. It looks something like this:
The other style has a lid, a strainer basket, and a spout. These teapots are called teapots with a strainer. Here’s how it looks:
When talking about a teapot with a strainer, we’re only referring to the strainer basket part of the teapot. We’ll call the lid on these teapots a handle. You might see those called a handleless teapot. Handleless means that there’s no lid. The word handle in handleless refers to the handle on the strainer basket.
Now, let’s compare the teapots shown above. The teapot with the strainer basket has a handle. If you pull the handle toward you, you can lift the strainer basket out of the teapot. In contrast, the teapot without a strainer does not have a handle. Because there’s no handle, you can’t lift out the strainer basket. Instead, you must remove the strainer basket by pressing down on the bottom of the strainer basket and pulling it upward. Then you can lift the strainer basket out of the teapot.
So now that we’ve established the difference between teapots with a strainer and teapots without a strainer, let’s talk about how much room you will have inside each teapot.
How Much Room Do Teapots Have Inside Them?
Let me show you a picture of a teapot without a strainer:
This teapot has a diameter of six inches. A diameter is the measurement across the top of the teapot. The area of the hole where you put the tea leaves is also called the volume of the teapot. Most teapots come in one size. That size is called a 6-cup teapot, and it holds 6 ounces of tea leaves. The same teapot has a capacity of 6 cups. Let’s say you want to brew 1 cup of tea. To fill a teapot with 1 cup of tea, you pour water into the teapot until it reaches the point where the top of the teapot touches the rim of the pot holder.
For example, here’s a picture of a teapot with a strainer, which has a diameter of 8 inches. The area where you place the tea leaves is called the volume of the teapot. The volume of this teapot is 3/4 cup per ounce. This means that if you want 1 cup of tea, you fill the teapot to the top of the strainer basket. The strainer basket fills 3/4 of the way full.
Here’s how you measure the diameter of a teapot:
Measure around the edge of the teapot at the widest point. If you do this with both a teapot with a strainer and a teapot without a strainer, you should get the same result. For example, here’s a picture of a teapot with a strainer:
A person can plan to purchase Teekanne zusammen mit Sieb, as it is the best combination. Both the things are important for making and serving of the tea. The proper analysis of the market is must before a person purchases both the options. They are generally available in different shapes and sizes; the choice is based on the likes of the buyers.
And here’s a picture of a teapot without a strainer:
As you can see, the diameters of the teapots are the same.
Teapots With Strainers Are Bigger Than Teapots Without Strainers
You may notice that teapots with a strainer appear larger than teapots without a strainer. That’s because more tea leaves fit inside a teapot with a strainer.
In order to figure out how many tea leaves fit inside a teapot, start by measuring the diameter of the strainer basket. Measure the diameter of the strainer basket along its longest side. Then divide the strainer basket diameter by the number of cups of tea you plan to brew. For example, let’s say you want to make 2 cups of tea. Divide 2 by 4, which equals.5. Then multiply.5 times 4. That comes out to 2 cups of tea.
The reason why you divide the strainer basket diameter by four instead of three is because you have to add the height of the strainer basket to the diameter of the strainer basket. Let’s go back to our example of brewing 2 cups of tea. In order to bring the top of the strainer basket up to the rim of the teapot, you’ll have to add 3 inches to the diameter of the strainer basket. Since you divided the strainer basket diameter by four, you simply take half of three, which is 1 inch.
Of course, you can always brew more tea if you want to. Just remember to fill the strainer basket to the top before you pour the tea into the teapot.