Perfecting tea making with our accessories
Beautifully crafted, intelligently designed and a genuine pleasure to use,
our elegant teapots and timers bestow sensory perfection to every cup
The process of preparing, brewing and drinking tea is a time-honoured ritual in many countries around the world, from Japan and China to Turkey, Morocco and beyond. Here at The East India Company, we believe that tea-making should be something to savour. Of course, just as a chef needs certain tools to deliver a delicious dish, there are a number of accessories that one can invest in to help create the perfect cup of tea, from well-made teapots to accurate tea timers.
Here, you can discover more about the expertise behind several of our dedicated tea accessories, crafted with aesthetic elegance and presentational flair, as well as expertly-chosen materials designed to bring out the very best of the precious tea liquor during your own tea ceremonies at home.
One of our most popular signature accessories, the Teapot with Paisley Infuser comes in the form of a round borosilicate glass teapot with a stainless-steel infuser. Innovative yet elegant, borosilicate glass is made with silica and boron trioxide, meaning it has special heat-resistant properties. As such, it won’t crack under high temperatures like traditional glass, making it the perfect material to house hot tea. What’s more, the teapot’s infuser is removable, meaning you can stop the tea brewing at just the right moment, before the liquor becomes astringent.
As a material, cast iron is hugely popular in the preparation of food and drink. As well as being exceptionally sturdy and hard-wearing, allowing cast-iron vessels to last for decades – or even longer – if looked after properly, it also has remarkable heat retention properties. In regards to tea-making, Japan has been using cast iron teapots for hundreds of years as they are adept at keeping tea piping hot for long periods of time. Available in an Indigo Blue 450ml design or a larger 780ml silhouette in Madder Red, each of our Japanese-style, cast iron teapots can be paired with a set of matching cups should you wish to round out your accessories collection further.
Once the hot liquor is infusing in a teapot, time is of the essence when it comes to brewing the tea to match your personal tastes. Mounted on a sturdy metal frame, our Perfect Tea Timer comes with three colour-coded sand timers, meaning you can create your ideal-strength tea with ease. Simply watch the green timer for a light three-minute brew, the red for a medium-bodied four-minute
tea or the white for a truly strong five-minute cup.
Discover more about our accessories here.