Before you next go and buy an antique teapot it might be a good idea to learn where their story all began and where they came from. Not many tea drinkers have the time to wonder just how the antique teapot first came into existence because they are content with pouring tea from a modern teapot and don’t expect or want too much other than to enjoy a nice steaming cup of tea. What’s more, even historians are not absolutely sure about where the first antique teapot was made or how it was used.
Little Town In China where lays the Foundationstone of Antique Teapot
There are of course many theories and these are mostly believable. The sixteenth century seems to be time of the start of the real antique teapot and it is believed that these excellent items were first used in China in a town there that goes by the name of Ishing where the first teapots were used and which were also at the time very small in size.
The early Europeans referred to these real antique teapots as a Boccarro after discovering them as they were sent to Europe along with tea made in China. The term Boccarro of course is Portuguese and refers to anything with a large mouth, which is how the early real antique teapots looked like.
However, others actually discount the theory that the first real antique teapot was made in China because the Chinese tradition of drinking tea involved brewing the tea in the cup from which it was then drunk. This practice is still being used in many restaurants all across China and so there is merit to this allusion that the first real antique teapots were not in fact made in China.
Another theory regarding the origin of the real antique teapot can be traced to Islamic practice of using pots to brew coffee which gave rise to the practice of brewing tea in pots. Regardless of the real origins of the antique teapot, you would do well to look for some of these that date to the early nineteenth century because the varieties available from that period are truly remarkable and include the best of the Victorian era and some of the more novel antique teapots from this period include the Art Nouveau, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and a few others as well.
The best example of a stainless steel teapot is the excellent Nio Collection. These pieces embody excellent geometry and in terms of ergonomic value they stand out for being rather uncomplicated though very nice to look at and are also very practical. There are few, if any other such teapots that can match the Nio Collection and so it pays to put your money down to buy just these as you are assured that you won’t ever regret your purchase.