Stop teapot lid from dropping and break

Does this sound familiar? You make a nice pot of tea, you try to serve and the lid just drops and breaks. Your heart sinks as it is your favourite teapot and you are now left with a pot without a lid.

There is a simple way to minimise the risk of this:

  1. get a piece of strong cotton string (or similar that is not slippery)
  2. double fold it 
  3. tie the mid of the double folded string around the lid neck or ring (or whichever way you can secure it) and start plaiting
  4. tie the end of the string (after the plaited section) to the teapot handle
  5. If the teapot lid drops again after this, it is more like to hang of the teapot handle instead of dropping/breaking.

Chinese teapot