Heat the water in a kettle or pot to the desired temperature. At the same time, fill the teapot with hot water from your tap to pre-heat it. When the water for tea is heated to the correct temperature, dump the pre-heating water out of the ceramic teapot. Place leaves, teabag, or tea filled infuser into the teapot.
1, Boil water in a tea kettle or something other than your teapot. While the water is boiling, rinse your teapot and lid under warm water. This is important if your teapot was sitting in a cold room.
2, Once the water has boiled, pour a small amount of it into your teapot. About ¼ of the capacity of your teapot should be filled. Swish it around until you feel that the pot has become very warm (it doesn’t have to be hot), and then pour it out.
3, Next, pour your hot boiling water into your teapot and add your tea. That’s all there is to it!