This teapot has quite a history. Its origins date back to the end of the Century and the birth of the British Ceramic Teapot.The original unglazed teapot was made out of red clay from the Bradell Woods area in Stoke-on-Trent. Today the Brown Betty
This is what the tea looked like that was dumped into the Boston harbor
Tea bought in the era of the Boston Tea Party was compressed and sold in "planks" like this. This plank could roughly last someone a year. Often bought in sections, one would shave off the compressed tea into a pot/kettle.