Brown Betty Teapot - Help! It has a very bad pour.

I just bought my first Brown Betty Teapot. I was told by the saleslady that this is the best teapot and she assured me that it had a good "pour" - which is very important. When I poured my first cup of tea from my new Brown Betty, the tea came rushing out like Niagara Falls. It didn't pour out in a nice even stream and it overshot my cup and went everywhere. I thought it was just me, so the next day, my Mom made a pot of tea and the same thing happened.
Help! Do I have a defective teapot? Or is this normal?
Also, I notice that the lid does not have a little hole in it. Should it?
My family loves a good cup of tea and making in a cup just isn't the same.
P.S. The saleslady told me that the manufacturers of "Brown Betty" have gone bankrupt and that the new pots are made in Malaysia (mine is made in England. Is this true? We bought the 6-cup teapot, because we were told that the 8-cup made in England were very hard to find - the 6-cup is just too small for a family of "tea grannies". I live in the Toronto area.
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ShoeGal

The tiny hole is for steam if any to escape- I was also told that Brown Betty's are no longer manufactured in England. I think u may have a defective pot-I would try to return it- There are several places to purchase online larger brown bettys. try looking at this groups frequently asked questions for a list of tea shops or yahoo group-teamail. I purchase some of teapots from www.allteapots.com www.jenaer.com www.specialteas.com joanne
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Joanne Rosen
Thanks for your help. I'm going to go back to the store where I bought my Brown Betty. My lid doesn't have a hole for steam to escape - maybe that's part of the problem.
I'll check out those websites you suggested for a bigger pot.
> "ShoeGal" wrote in message > news: snipped-for-privacy@posting.google.com... > > I just bought my first Brown Betty Teapot. I was told by the saleslady > > that this is the best teapot and she assured me that it had a good > > "pour" - which is very important. When I poured my first cup of tea > > from my new Brown Betty, the tea came rushing out like Niagara Falls. > > It didn't pour out in a nice even stream and it overshot my cup and > > went everywhere. I thought it was just me, so the next day, my Mom > > made a pot of tea and the same thing happened. > > > > Help! Do I have a defective teapot? Or is this normal? > > > > Also, I notice that the lid does not have a little hole in it. Should > > it? > > > > My family loves a good cup of tea and making in a cup just isn't the > > same. > > > > P.S. The saleslady told me that the manufacturers of "Brown Betty" > > have gone bankrupt and that the new pots are made in Malaysia (mine is > > made in England. Is this true? We bought the 6-cup teapot, because we > > were told that the 8-cup made in England were very hard to find - the > > 6-cup is just too small for a family of "tea grannies". I live in the > > Toronto area. > > > The tiny hole is for steam if any to escape- > I was also told that Brown Betty's are no longer manufactured in England. > I think u may have a defective pot-I would try to return it- > There are several places to purchase online larger brown bettys. > try looking at this groups frequently asked questions for a list of tea > shops or > yahoo group-teamail. > I purchase some of teapots from www.allteapots.com > www.jenaer.com > www.specialteas.com > joanne
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ShoeGal
A vented lid helps but is no cure all for a sloppy pour. For the big pots remove the leaves and fill about 3/4. The most important ergonometric is the broad base spout from middle of body to rim height. When you pour don't press the lid just hold it in place. You can still find original Arthur Wood and Pristine at the websites. I could still turn my AW into a fire hydrant so bigger is simply more deft handling than amateur luck. My bottom line in a large teapot is no spout drips.
Jim
> I just bought my first Brown Betty Teapot. I was told by the saleslady > that this is the best teapot and she assured me that it had a good > "pour" - which is very important. When I poured my first cup of tea > from my new Brown Betty, the tea came rushing out like Niagara Falls. > It didn't pour out in a nice even stream and it overshot my cup and > went everywhere. I thought it was just me, so the next day, my Mom > made a pot of tea and the same thing happened. > > Help! Do I have a defective teapot? Or is this normal? > > Also, I notice that the lid does not have a little hole in it. Should > it? > > My family loves a good cup of tea and making in a cup just isn't the > same. > > P.S. The saleslady told me that the manufacturers of "Brown Betty" > have gone bankrupt and that the new pots are made in Malaysia (mine is > made in England. Is this true? We bought the 6-cup teapot, because we > were told that the 8-cup made in England were very hard to find - the > 6-cup is just too small for a family of "tea grannies". I live in the > Toronto area.
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Space Cowboy
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I completely agree with Jim who shares my bottom line. I extend that to all teapots. It's really nice to see a teapot "pull" that last drop back inside the teapot instead of down the teapots chin and/or onto the table. My big pots for Western tea are Chatsfords. I like the deep deep filter insert thing and the little nick in the rim for easy handling. Cool.
Michael
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Michael Plant

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