September 16, 2021
How long does tea stay hot in a teapot?
If your teapot will be sitting for a while with tea in it, use a tea cozy to keep the tea at the proper temperature, about 1 hour it will stay warm but not hot.There are two types of cozies: an "over the top" cozy sits over the pot and must be removed to pour tea; a serving cozy wraps around the pot, leaving the handle and spout exposed for pouring. Both keep tea hot for long periods, depending on the quality of the cozy.
It is important, however, not to use a cozy if there are still tea leaves in the pot, since the excess heat will make the tea taste bitter. Only use a cozy if you have removed the tea leaves.