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by Joey Roth
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  • the story

Designed To A Tea

Tea becomes a framed work of art as leaves gently unfurl while they steep in this contemporary teapot. Sorapot's architectural shape and simple functionality bring tea's quiet beauty into sharp focus. Made from 304 stainless steel, borosilicate glass (Pyrex), and food-grade silicone, the Sorapot articulates the ritual of tea making in a thoroughly modern way. Designed by former UncommonGoods copywriter Joey Roth. Assembled and polished by hand. Made in China.

Click here to see tea leaves steeping in the Sorapot.

Click here to view a video of the Sorapot in action!

  • details
Item ID
17329
Made from
reclaimed steel, pyrex, silicone rubber
Measurements
8" L x 6" H x 5" W; 11 oz. (two cups of tea)
Notes
hand wash recommended; glass tube dishwasher safe when removed.
  • the maker

Joey Roth

Brooklyn designer (and former UncommonGoods copywriter), Joey Roth uses stories as the initial sketches for his designs. He thinks about characters, scenes and conversations, then designs an object that will feed this narrative. He's fascinated by the meanings that designed objects convey and by ritual behavior.

Roth used to be a student of creative writing, and loved it because it allowed him to construct entire worlds for his characters. He now tells stories through product design, and still strives to make each product an immersive world.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SORAPOT
 
3.1

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (4)
  • High quality material (4)

Cons

  • Limited capacity (4)
  • Difficult to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Display (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

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1.0

glass breaks

By 

from FL

About Me Coffee/Tea Aficionado

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Clean

    Best Uses

      Comments about SORAPOT:

      Beautiful pot however the glass broke as soon as I put it together. I never even got to try it. It is impossible to get a replacement glass from the sellers or the artist.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Wedding

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      "Steel Anniversary"

      By 

      from Cloverdale, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about SORAPOT:

      Was a great 'unique' gift for our 'Steel Anniversary' -- Pricey but I find it usually the norm for unique gifts. Will say it is made well - heavy -- and looks beautiful. Definitely something you want to bring out among friends, conversational piece.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Beautiful, but flawed

      By 

      from Zionsville, IN

      About Me Frequent Entertainer, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Brilliant Finish
      • Creative & Functional
      • Gorgeous design
      • Heavy-duty
      • High Quality Material

      Cons

      • Difficult to tighten
      • Won't strain chai

      Best Uses

        Comments about SORAPOT:

        It's a gorgeous piece, but functionally leaves a few things to be desired. You have to tighten the screw so hard that your thumbs will hurt if you want the pot not to leak water everywhere. Also, if you like chai tea, the metal strainer isn't small enough to prevent spices, etc. from pouring into your cup.

        We noticed a great difference in taste from our plastic tea-maker. If it was easy to close and strained smaller, we'd have kept it. As it was, we returned it.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Elegant, Clean Design.

        By 

        from Cambridge WI

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

        • Difficult To Clean
        • Limited Capacity

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Everyday

        Comments about SORAPOT:

        price to value- too expensive. Purchased as a house warming gift; would love one myself, but can't justify the cost.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rare design gem

        By 

        from Berlin, Germany

        About Me Practical, Stylish

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

        • Limited Capacity

        Best Uses

        • Big Events
        • Dinner Parties
        • Display
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about SORAPOT:

        I've always loved making loose-leaf teas from China and Japan, but I never thought much about the teapots themselves. When I received this Sorapot as my birthday gift, my outlook changed. It is a very functional teapot for sure, but it is also like a sculpture for my table! I have been using it every morning for about two months now to make my breakfast tea, but I really love to bring it out when I have friends over.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Lovely, but very difficult to use

        By 

        from Asheville, NC

        Pros

        • Neat looking

        Cons

        • Difficult To Clean
        • Leaks
        • Limited Capacity
        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

        • Showing Off

        Comments about SORAPOT:

        The teapot is beautiful, especially if you like watching tea brew, but is very difficult to use. If it is not tightened properly, it leaks.

        It came in a corrugated gift box which I would have loved to reuse for another gift, but it had a glued in insert to cradle the teapot, so that wasn't possible.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Changed my perception of tea

        By 

        from San Mateo, CA

        About Me Design junkie, Frequent Entertainer, Stylish

        Pros

        • Amazing Design
        • Brilliant Finish
        • Brilliant packaging
        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

        • EXPENSIVE
        • Limited Capacity

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Display
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about SORAPOT:

        Tea and modern design are my top two passions, and this Sorapot is one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received. The artist made me see tea brewing in a whole new way, displaying the brewing tea leaves like an evolving sculpture. It also pours very smoothly and is the easiest teapot to clean I have ever encountered (the tube comes out completely and can just go into the dishwasher). The construction is very solid and even my parents, hardcore traditional tea afficianatos, are delighted by this design. The only downside is the small 11 oz capacity, about enough for two mugs of tea at a time. But if it were bigger, I don't think it would look quite as stunning.

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