This is the new glass teapot I received from my sister for Christmas. I've had it sitting out for three months now but hadn't actually tried making tea in it. Then, I saw a photo of a cute terrarium in a glass teapot and thought hey, if my new teapot doesn't strain very well, I'll use it as a terrarium. So a test was in order.
The Simax teapot comes with a glass strainer with slits in the bottom for letting the liquid seep through.
I added five teaspoons of the Celebration Blend Tea I got at Fortnum and Mason in London on my birthday last May. (Still tastes great, by the way.)
Steeping, steeping, steeping. Would there be lots of little tea leaves left in the pot when I removed the strainer?
Nope, just a few fannings. So, that's great news for preparing tea, not so great news for the future terrarium project. On the other hand, I do have another glass teapot that didn't perform so well, and maybe some plants are in its future!