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Joey Roth Sorapot, Brushed Finish


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  • A modern teapot in design and spirit; made from 304 stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and food-grade silicone
  • With an 11-ounce capacity, the Sorapot brews just enough for 2 cups of tea
  • Pot is designed to change over time based on how it's held, how it's cleaned, and the type of tea used in it
  • Heat-resistant borosilicate glass tube is completely removable and easy to clean; all parts dishwasher safe
  • Package made from recycled cardboard and molded paper pulp; fastened with natural jute rope

Product Description

Sorapot is a unique, modern teapot. Its architectural shape and simple functionality bring tea’s quiet beauty into sharp focus. Made from 304 stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and food-grade silicone, it articulates the ritual of tea making in a thoroughly modern way. Sorapot encompasses two approaches to sustainability: design for patina, and design for impermanence. As you use your teapot, it will change based on how you hold it, how you clean it, and the type of tea you use. The uncoated stainless steel will develop a sheen where you grasp it, and will gradually become more matte in other areas. Over time, a gradient of surface shine will form over your Sorapot’s body, making it more beautiful than the day you took it out of its package. We took an opposite, yet still sustainable approach with the packaging, designing its shape and choosing materials with impermanence in mind. It’s made from recycled cardboard and molded paper pulp- the same material used to make egg crates. Instead of hiding these materials behind a layer of glossy paper, I used its fluting and imperfections as central design elements. The package is fastened with natural jute rope, and avoids the use of tape and staples.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001IDYKA4
  • Item model number: SORA-BR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,529 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By David Kirkpatrick on December 27, 2008
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Saw this in Wired magazine and ordered it for my tea-loving wife for Christmas. It does have a lot of style, but as a practical device it falls short. We decided to return it, given the astronomical price.

In order to make tea you have to unscrew the long screw at bottom, open up the metal piece at the hinge (at top in the design), and remove the glass canister. Then you put loose tea in the canister and reverse the process, finally adding hot water through the spout. As my wife noted, going through a multi-step time-consuming process is not what you want to be doing first thing in the morning before you've had your caffeine. The glass is not that thick, and we were certain it would be broken before too many months passed, what with all that shifting pieces around.

Thus are the perils of focussing too much on form and not enough on function.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Design Lover on January 31, 2009
I love the Sorapot. Not only is it beautiful but it makes an excellent cup of tea. I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical, it looked so different than any other teapot I had ever seen but once I started using it, I can't live without it. Not only is it a work of art but the design allows for a very well brewed cup of tea without the hassle of picking through tea leaves or using a separate strainer.

I've given the Sorapot as a gift for occasions from holidays to weddings and everyone who's received one has loved it. Whenever anyone comes to my home and into my kitchen, its the first thing they notice. Once they have a cup of tea, they are amazed at how truly the the designer has managed to marry form and function. I look forward to enjoying mine for years to come!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sebastiano on May 18, 2011
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I was very excited when I ordered this teapot. The design seemed very interesting, and the presentation videos made it seem functional, too. I noticed the masterful video edits only after I received my teapot and tried using it. I wanted to figure out what I was missing, and only then did I notice the masterful cuts...

Firstly, it is quite cumbersome. Screwing and unscrewing, fitting the piece back, which never wants to fit in, and everything else. But worse than anything else is the fact that, no matter how tightly it is fitted, it leaks. Imagine my despair when, after trying and retrying numerous times, I realized there was no way to make tea without it spilling through one of the (cheap) seals, and pour all over the table or the kitchen counter.

At first I thought it was a matter of not having screwed it back tightly enough. But after using two different kinds of wrenches, I realized it could not have been tighter. Then I thought about the position or the quality of the rubber seal. The position is impossible to mistake, but the quality of the rubber seal is obviously not good enough.

Anyway, this is way too expensive for how unpractical it is. Not to mention another major flaw, which is that unless you pour the whole content of the teapot at once, when it's ready, you inevitably end up with overbrewed tea, as there is no way to separate the liquid from the leaves.

If you're interested in a serious piece of equipment to brew tea, the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker is really great, probably the best device I've ever used to brew tea. Now, that's good design and perfect functionality.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JTMaustin on August 22, 2009
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Mr. Roth has once again demonstrated his artistry through design and functionality. Easy to use, easy to clean, almost always the subject of comment and conversation. Worth every penny. Well done!
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