23 Jun, 2009 | Written by Anupa Mueller
If you always drink more than 1 cup of tea at a time, you need a teapot. The standard personal size teapot is a 2-cup teapot. The next size is usually 4 cups, then 6. Very large ones do come in 8 and 10-cup sizes but are used infrequently. When I was growing up, we always made a large 6 - 10 cup teapot in the afternoon and everyone was poured at the same time. I'm one of those now that tends to drink 2 cups at a time so a tea mug with infuser never works for me. (I also like to drink tea from a china cup....) A teapot serves several functions:
- It keeps your tea hot
- It obviates the need to make multiple cups one after the other
- It allows you consistency in cup quality
- It affords convenience - you handle one teapot that holds the right quantity you need.