The Brown Betty teapot was created in Stoke-on-Trent; the heart of British potteries in 1800’s. Locally quarried red clay was used due to its affordable and durable qualities. The clay was also well known for retaining heat, which was perfect for teapots.

The bulbous, round shape referred to as ‘Betty’ infuses the perfect brew by allowing tea leaves to swirl freely around the pot, releasing the flavours. The glaze is “Manganese Brown” which was developed by the Marquis of Rockingham. The shape and the name were eventually shortened to the affectionate term ‘Brown Betty’. This teapot has become an English classic and is very much used as an everyday item in modern day living.

Price & Kensington teapots have continued to evolve since the Brown Betty days by developing a range of fashion led colour palettes for modern day living. Whilst maintaining the historical shape and functionality of the ‘Betty’ teapot with a non-drip spout, the colour palettes now range from soft neutral hues to vivid, bright tones.