Genuine Brown Betty teapots are handmade by Cauldon in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Made to a traditional Victorian design, they reportedly make the best tea in the world. The red terracotta clay retains heat better than other clays and the shape of the pot causes the tea to be gently swirled around as the boiling water is added, producing a high-quality infusion.
The best way to check the authenticity of your Brown Betty teapot is to look to its base for the words “Cauldon Ceramics,” “Made in England” and “Original”. Most importantly, a genuine Brown Betty is made from Etruria red clay which is only found in the Stoke-on-Trent region.