6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2014
I purchased both the Forlife Stump and Bell teapots because I couldn't decide between the two. I thought I would review them so others would know the differences. I like both of them, but the Stump teapot wins even though the top isn't removable. Both are durable, comfortable to pour, make just enough tea for my 20 oz. mug and are fairly easy to clean. The reasons it wins over the Bell teapot is:
1) it's very easy to overfill the Bell teapot because the infuser sits above the top of the teapot where the Stump is recessed. The first hint that you have added too much water is that water is coming out the spout. Because I keep overfilling it, both fill my mug to the same level....
2) it's harder to keep the lid open on the Bell teapot. Because of the rubber gasket, it kind of bounces closed unless you hold it an extra second for the momentum to stop.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2013
Every morning I like to brew a single cup of tea in a ceramic pot. I found this one and for the most part like it. Two things are cons...the rubber gasket on the metal top is unnecessary and for the most part gets in the way. Also when you pick it up by the handle it is not well balanced.
on March 8, 2014
Needing a single mug of strong tea in the morning, or a relaxing blend if awake at 3 am, I have a small collection of pots that hold between 14-16 ounces. This one is already one of my favorites. It's sturdy, the color (carrot) is deep and cheerful, the removable black rubber gasket/one-thumb-flip-up stainless dome top make this easy to fill and clean, and the fine-holed basket infuser easily corrals loose tea leaves. I may have to get another one for work. FORLIFE teapots usually have high recommendations, and this little beauty is no exception.
on October 4, 2013
Since I've discovered oolong tea leaves I've been searching for a good teapot with an infuser basket. I re-steep the leaves several times. This teapot and infuser make this a snap. The 16 oz pot is a perfect size for the amount of tea I like to make at one time, and enough if I have tea with a friend too. The stainless steel infuser keeps all the leaves out of my cup. I've had several infusers that have let the tea leaves slip through. The lid sits firmly on the pot to allow steeping and it's still solid when the infuser is removed.
This is a well made solid teapot that I'm sure I'll have for years to come.
on July 7, 2013
I first saw this brand of teapot at my Sister-in-law house. I bought a small FORLIFE pot earlier like my her's, I couldn't put in the microwave when my tea got cold because of the melt. I wanted something small and top to come off for easy cleaning and also be able to go in the microwave to warm up the tea. This fit the bill beautifully and it's PURPLE. Now I don't have to share my tea pot when she comes to visit. Love It - Love it!