The teapot from hell? Why the Chinese restaurant staple needs a rethink – the traditional design is cheap, leaky and dangerous to handle, so why are we still using it?

Good Eating

  • The same classic Chinese teapot shape is found in dim sum restaurants from Hong Kong to New York, but its poor, cheap design means it’s far from fit for purpose
  • The spout is too short and leaks everywhere, the belly is too wide and burns the palm, the handle crushes the fingers and the lid falls off all the time ...