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When you hear that high-pitched whistle from the kitchen, you can't help but look forward to a freshly brewed cup of tea. Who has not watched tea leaves colouring the hot water in the teapot after just a few seconds or gazed on as the steam floats into the room, carrying flavours of Assam, berries or camomile? It is precisely this feeling of familiarity that Villeroy & Boch has captured in its modern designs. The metal tea kettles are sturdy and practical and at the same time blend perfectly with the colourful patterns and handles of your tableware. There's no hiding a porcelain teapot under a tea cosy either. In the style of our most beautiful collections, you can serve six people with one teapot, or let your favourite tea infuse for a few peaceful moments in a small Tea for One teapot.
Particularly in Asia, every country has its own types of tea, which are prepared and drunk in ritual form. In the mean time, many such tea cultures have found their way to Europe and the special mixtures, particularly the herby Masala Chai, have also taken up residence here. Let yourself by whisked away to the Orient and add a sprinkle of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and nutmeg to black tea in a teapot heated by a teapot warmer, and round off this delicious chai in a tea cup with a drop of milk and a teaspoon of sugar. Less complex, but quite refreshing are the aromas of Japanese Sencha tea. In a glass teapot, you can watch the rolled dark green leaves unfold – just remember to remove the tea strainer or tea filter at the right time to avoid a bitter after-taste.
Tea and porcelain struck up their beautiful partnership in the days of the earlier dynasties. Both of them originated in China where kings and emperors had their infusions brought to them in fine, thin-walled bowls. Villeroy & Boch perfected the material and produce their teapots and tea sets from premium porcelain and softly shimmering premium bone porcelain. Their fine composition and lead-free glaze makes them even more impact- and scratch-resistant. The patterns which our manufacturers meticulously paint, to some extent by hand, are sealed in a glaze. The gold applications are protected by an additional liquid coating which enhances the design of certain teapots. In this way, we ensure that the teapots will maintain their shine even after intensive use.
Despite the elaborate manufacturing process and their unique look, Villeroy & Boch's teapots are perfect for everyday use. Thanks to the well-balanced shape, each pot stands firmly on the table or heater, and the polished feet prevent the table surface from getting scratched. The smooth glazing prevents the teapot from getting stained by the tea, and the teapot can be easily washed by hand or popped into the dishwasher. This leaves you with more time to enjoy the important things in life. Complement your tea set with a teapot in the same style or combine pots and tea accessories from different collections for a unique table setting. Do you need another heater or tea cup with a lid? Use our order service to add the finishing touch.