The Re-engineered Brown Betty
A Historic 4-Cup Teapot
We can trace the first Brown Betty teapots all the way back to the 1700s; by 1926 the Staffordshire pottery industry were making approximately half a million Brown Betty per week. Cauldon Ceramics is the last remaining manufacturer of the original Brown Betty teapot. Together with ceramicist Ian McIntyre, we are pleased to present this newly re-engineered edition of what has become an iconic - and quintessentially British - object. Still handmade in the UK with the Etruria Marl clay and Rockingham glaze that give the teapot its famous colour, the re-engineered Brown Betty boasts modern features that make it the ideal teapot for the ritual that is tea time, no matter where in the world you make your cuppa.
Charmingly portly. That's how we prefer to describe the Brown Betty (and, sometimes, ourselves). The globe shape is one of the features that brought the Brown Betty fame; designed for the best brew and optimal heat retention, this teapot will not disappoint.
If you're a seasoned teapot user you know this problem all too well: every time you pour a cuppa, you're left with a puddle to mop up. No more! Ian McIntyre reintroduces a 1920s-patented non-drip spout in this re-engineered masterpiece.
A lip on the inside of the teapot holds a loose leaf tea basket. Want to use tea bags? Remove the infuser in one swift motion.
One hand is all you need to pour the perfect cup of tea. The locking lid will stay put without a finger securing it. The lid also inverts and sits inside the teapot for easy storage, a feature that enables stacking for the collectors among us!
Brown Betty teapots were intentionally designed with a glaze that matched the color of, well, tea. This prevented stains from showing the age of the pot, allowing 18th century tea-lovers to stretch their guinea. We preserve this history today by using original Etruria clay (from the Staffordshire region), and finishing it off with that same Rockingham glaze.
Get a loose leaf infuser basket for maximum brewing flexibility. The removable basket fits seamlessly inside the teapot, allowing you to pour the perfect cuppa without a strainer.
Not a loose leaf drinker? Not to worry; no judgement here. Order your Brown Betty without the infuser basket and use your tea bags in peace.