The Euturia terracotta red clay of Staffordshire was found to be ideal for teapots in 1695. It is this clay which makes Brown Betty Teapots unique. This red clay is especially known for its heat containing property, which keeps the tea warmer for a long time. These early teapots were originally made tall and thin, but early in the 19thcentury, they took the familiar rounded shape which we see today. Queen Victoria loved to make tea in the Brown Betty Teapot, which is one reason the Brown Betty became so famous in the Victorian age.