These traditional Asian tea pots are small in stature but large in visual appeal. Handmade tea pots have been a thing of value for ages, and they have taken many forms in modern time while retaining their earthy colors and functional designs. Originally made from clay, tea pots are normally now made from strong cast iron or delicate porcelain. These pots are not intended for heating water, but rather for serving it in an artful and elegant manner. These whimsical additions give every tabletop an authentic edge, and look great as home and restaurant art as well.
Most Asian tea pots are small in capacity, and made to serve only one or two people. This design ensures that the water is kept as hot as possible while on the tabletop. While porcelain models are available, cast iron models are most commonly used for their resiliency to breakage and artful appeal. These tea pots are typically textured and painted a clay-like tone, or left their original charcoal black color. Porcelain models are sometimes more ornate and painted with traditional Asian designs, but not as realistic for food service.