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Brown Betty Teapot, 4-Cup


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4-Cup
  • Classic English teapot by HIC Harold Import Co.
  • 4-Cup Capacity
  • Brown Betty ceramic (red clay) keeps the tea hotter, longer that other (white clay) teapots.
  • Made in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Pot shape allows for perfect infusion of tea leaves when water is added
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Product Details

Size: 4-Cup
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000GLRFCE
  • Item model number: 7704
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,793 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 4-Cup

Brown Betty Teapots make the best pot of tea in the world. The shape of the pot causes the tea leaves to gently swirl around as the boiling water is added, producing an exquisite infusion. The red clay, with its brown Rockingham glaze, coddles the brew and gives the perfect cup of tea. Made in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Customer Reviews

The Brown Betty Teapot is AWESOME!
Cindy Bell
Then I stood back and listened to all of these popping/cracking sounds as the glaze began to crack throughout.
Nicola
Would only replace with the best substitute, this one.
Maj. Paiger

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

194 of 198 people found the following review helpful By Nicola on January 16, 2009
Size Name: 6-Cup
I purchased 8 of these teapots in 4-, 6-, and 8-cup sizes for home use and as gifts for friends. I assumed that, since they are labeled as 'Made in England', they would reflect the high quality one expects of ceramics made in the British Isles. However, these are the cheapest, flimsiest teapots money can buy. They were largely unavailable for a month or two in 2007 as the manufacturer made more. Apparently, the company was bought out and taken over by a new owner, who then started manufacturing these cheap excuses for a teapot. When these new teapots were released in early 2007, I noticed they were much lighter and flimsier than those made by the previous company owners. So I put each new teapot on a postal scale and weighed the new ones against earlier versions I already owned. Sure enough, the postal scale indicated that all of the new teapots are appreciably lighter as a result of being made with considerably less clay. I wrote a letter of complaint to the manufacturer and have never received a reply. Long story short - I have already had one teapot develop cracks throughout the inside of the pot, meaning the tea seeps into the clay and can develop mould, and I had the handle break off the other pot. I just started my third of these teapots today - the 8-cup version. I heated the pot with hot tap water to warm the pot, after which I filled it with water from the kettle. Then I stood back and listened to all of these popping/cracking sounds as the glaze began to crack throughout. Sadly, this company appears to be the last manufacturer of British-made Brown Betty teapots, but the quality is non-existent. They're quite cute, granted, just don't expect it to last for any length of time. I'm on my third teapot now in the span of one year.Read more ›
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Immanuel Kant on May 17, 2009
Size Name: 6-Cup
Glaze became crazed the first time we used it, teapot is light for its size (1lb 4oz), spout chipped, and then lid broke when lightly dropped on counter. A poor product we've since replaced with a 40-year-old Brown Betty that is in much better shape, heavy for its size (2lb 7oz), with thicker glaze and a sturdier spout and lid.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Spiralgoddess on August 18, 2009
Size Name: 6-Cup
I asked for one of these for a wedding present and I was thrilled to receive it.

However, this is definitely NOT the Brown Betty teapot of old. It crackled (or "crazed" as I believe it is called) withing the first couple of months. Then, 1 year later, a hole appeared above the spout and it dribbled from the word go (an absolute no-no for a Brown Betty). I don't know who makes these now, however, it can't be the same people who made the one my mother had for my entire childhood without so much as a chip or paint crackle. Very disappointed.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Laurie on September 23, 2010
Size Name: 6-Cup Verified Purchase
It is with great sadness that I learn of the demise of the Brown Betty teapot, one of the great institutions of tea-making, and of England. An English friend gave me mine fifteen years ago after I asked him how to make the perfect cup of tea. I considered this seemingly humble clay pot to be one of my finest possessions, for its elegant shape, gorgeous glaze, good balance in the hand, and of course, the way in which it made the perfect cup of tea. I treated it with care (my mom taught me always to hold the spout when washing a teapot, as she said that most old teapots have chipped spouts from being hit against the faucet or sink), so that it survived nearly daily use in my sometimes-crazy kitchen. However, it was just broken. I was happy to find what I thought was a replacement. No criticism of Amazon (to which I am grateful for carrying something that resembles a replacement), but the new pot is laughably inferior to my old friend. It has a clumsy, baggy, shape and pitted glaze, and the lid is not even the same color as the pot. It is awkward to hold, and based on other reviews here and elsewhere, I expect that it will not last forever, as my old one might have if not for that one moment. So I am meditating on impermanence, on not trying to find happiness in things, which can be broken. But I wish that I -- and the rest of the world -- had the old Brown Betty teapot back.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TundraPup on June 16, 2011
Size Name: 6-Cup
I have gone through two of these teapots. After the first became unusable I figured perhaps I'd just received a pot from a bad batch, so I bought another. Within a few months of use (several times a week)just like the first, the second pot crazed to the point that tea leaked from it. It's such a shame the company manufacturing these has allowed the quality of an iconic item like the Brown Betty to degrade to such a level.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By judith on July 8, 2012
Size Name: 6-Cup Verified Purchase
Was thrilled to finally get hold of 2 original brown Betty teapots,not made in China. Within a week handle sheared off one of them, full of tea, of course. Second one has lid full of fissures, and of course, one lid won't fit the other pot. Not at all pleased! Heavy tea drinkers in this family, would appreciate yet another GOOD teapot.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sandra L. Jackson on May 19, 2011
Size Name: 6-Cup Verified Purchase
I have had this tea pot less than a year and the entire glaze has crazed drastically.
My previous tea pot lasted me at least 20 years and my family has a 100 year history of using Brown Betty Tea Pots without a problem of any kind. This is a big disappointment.
It does not effect the quality of the tea, just looks terrible.
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