Steeping tea in a teapot can improve the final flavor. This is because teapots tend to retain heat better, provide more oxygen for tea leaves, and regulate the steeping process, all of which create a better-tasting result.
A tea’s flavor and depth is dependent on a number of factors that a teapot can help you to control. Some of the factors include:
- The material of the steeping container
- The amount of oxygen the tea is exposed to
- The type of tea used (“true,” herbal, infusion, etc.)
- The steeping temperature and time