I have a porcelain teapot for steeping tea and a copper/stainless steel tea kettle for boiling water. Both work great, and I love them for what they're meant for.
However, in additional to classic black/green teas, I've also started steeping other plants for medicinal purposes: fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, olive leaf, etc. With these, I want to steep for much longer periods of time than regular tea to extract as much of their active ingredients as possible. I can either let them sit in my teapot for a half hour (by which time the tea starts getting cold) or I can simmer them on very low heat in a small, generic pot. I then either poor directly into a mug (a little awkward since my pot doesn't have a spout or groove for the purpose) or pour into my teapot for serving.
What I'd love is something shaped like a teapot/kettle that I can use to boil water, simmer tea (on the stovetop) *and* is good for serving at a table. An oven to table teapot, if you will.
I haven't been able to find anything like this and am wondering if anyone here can think of an elegant solution. I could just buy a second stainless steel teapot for the purpose I suppose (I don't want to have to muck about with cleaning out the kettle that I use solely for boiling water), but these don't hold heat particularly well and aren't necessarily attractive for serving.
Hope this makes sense--thanks for your help!