Design In Mind, Inc.
2885 Country Dr Ste 145
Saint Paul, MN 55117 USA
Contact Us at: https://www.devotea.com
Date Printed: 12-06-2023
Tea Quilt Sizing Guide
Are you shopping for gift?
If you cannot measure the recipient's teapot to find the right size, at least ask how much tea it holds. For a traditional shape and less than 24 ounces, a MEDIUM should work. Anything larger than 24 ounces, we recommend choosing the LARGE size to allow for the many variations of shape in larger teapots. Anything over 55 ounces will require measurement and most likely, a custom size tea cozy.
The regular catalog sizes described below account for nearly all of our tea cozy sales. However, occasionally a customer has a teapot that just can not be fit with a regular size. For these cases we will do a custom fit tea cozy for a price that is usually quite reasonable. For more information, please contact our sales staff by phone or e-mail.
Tea Quilt Sizing Guide
The only way to properly select a tea cozy for a particular teapot is to measure the teapot using the following method. The amount of tea that a teapot holds is not an accurate indicator of the shape of the teapot or the size cozy you would need.
Please follow the photos and directions below to measure your teapot.
Note: For French Presses, have the plunger half way down when measuring. This is the correct plunger position during brewing.
Tea Quilt Measuring Guide
If no tea cozy size below is large enough for your measurements: You will need a custom size. Write down your measurements and keep them handy. Go to the page Tea Cozies >> Custom Tea Cozies and follow the instructions there to request a custom order quotation.
|Tea Quilt Size||Step A||Step B||Step C||Approx. Capacity|
|Personal||17.5 (44)||14 (35)||19 (48)||2 - 3 cups, 18 oz or less|
|French Press||18 (46)||22.5 (57)||26 (66)||up to 8 cups, 33 oz or less|
|Medium||22 (56)||16.5 (42)||22 (56)||4 - 6 cups, 35 oz or less|
|Large||24 (61)||17.5 (44)||23.5 (59)||6 - 8 cups, 50 oz or less|
If you are in doubt: remember that the larger of two sizes you are considering will be more versatile.
Sizing teapots should be a fairly simple thing, yet it seems to cause more confusion than almost anything else we deal with. The confusion arises from an American misunderstanding of the British idea of a "cup" of tea. For most British companies, a 4 cup teapot will pour 4 cups of tea. Since a typical teacup will hold 6 ounces, that is about 24 ounces of tea. So far, so good. Then an American company imports the teapot, finds that it holds 24 ounces, and, while muttering unkind things about the English, decides that, since a measuring cup holds 8 ounces, it is really only a 3 cup teapot!
Since hardly anyone drinks tea from a measuring cup, we stick to the British method. When a size is listed in cups, it is in 6 ounce teacups. As much as possible, we try to list both cups and ounces.
About French Presses
If you are not confused yet, read on! French Press makers also size their product in cups. Their standard "cup" is a 4 ounce demitasse cup! So a 32 ounce French press that holds 4 measuring cups and will serve 5+ cups of tea, is labeled as an 8 cup French Press!
The chart below will help get from one size to another.
|Ounces||12 oz.||18 oz.||24 oz.||32 oz.||36 oz.||42 oz.||48 oz.||60 oz.||72 oz.|
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