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 Is there a way to stop the tea from dripping of the teapot spout after
serving?



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Yes.  Get a spout of a different shape.

The issue is that there is a fight between the cohesion of the water
molecules to hold together in a drop, versus their adhesion to the
surface of the spout.  A well-designed spout will let the last bit
of water to fall off as a droplet rather than clinging and rolling
down the end of the spout.

Placing a groove under the spout end helps.  Smooth finishes are better
than rough ones, and sometimes a rough one can be okay if enough stain
builds up on it to smooth the surface out a bit.  Narrowing the end to
increase the rate of flow at the tip also can help.

I think there was actually an article in Scientific American on the subject
in the late sixties, comparing different shapes and with math models of
flow.
--scott
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"C'est un Nagra.  C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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marierdj@nb.sympatico.ca wrote:
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I have seen many servers use a small cloth to catch any drips,
sometimes very ornate and nice looking cloths... but any would do.

- Dominic
Drinking: 44oz. Mountain Dew Slushie :)


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Dominic T. wrote:
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How about a tea towel?

--Blair
  "(whistles idly)"


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I know that this is going to sound strange, but if you smear a little
butter under the tip of the spout, it should catch the drips.
Alternatively, "drip catchers" such as the one shown here work very
well:

http://www.jollygoodtea.com/ProdImages/Dripcatcher_earlscourt.jpg

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Yes, I use this little gadget for spouts that aren't shaped properly:

http://www.culinaryteas.com/Tea_Accessories/1384.html.


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Bluesea wrote:
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It's a paperclip.

--Blair


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Speculum.

Jim

Blair P. Houghton wrote:
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And a damned small one too

Marlene


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My wife says even the small ones are too big.

Jim

Marlene Wood wrote:
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I appreciate all the information on this tread concerning spout dripping and
thank you all.
I still want to keep this teapot because its a gift.  However, I am shopping
for a new teapot and this time I'll try it before I buy it.

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Space Cowboy wrote:
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Hey, now, there's no call to go all ad-hominem on me...

--Blair


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On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 18:09:40 GMT, marierdj@nb.sympatico.ca wrote:

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There are inserts that you can place in the mouth of the teapot. I've heard
they work well, but I've never tried one. So consider that secondhand,
unproven hearsay.

Google for "dripless teapot gadget" and you'll find a number of suppliers.

--
Derek

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