Best Tea Pots

The 12 Best Tea Pots in 2018

Whether its morning or evening, a sip of tea is always a fresh breathe of air. It takes away lethargy in a span of minutes. A cup of tea is what it takes to keep your mind going. Tea is not just a drink for you. Tea is enjoyed equally in meetings, gatherings, parties or just a simple meet up. When it comes to enjoying tea in a group, tea pots are obviously very important. A good sized tea pot is a wonderful tool for a friendly gathering.

As a host, you might be very specific about the tea pots you are getting. In fact, a well-designed tea pot is the start of many constructive discussions as well. The phrase ‘Storm rose over a cup of tea’ is not something made out of the blue indeed. In this article, we will be reviewing some of the best tea pots ideal for home or office use. We have performed a thorough research on the right attributes of tea pots and identified some of the good quality tea pots for you.

​Best Pick

Hario Cha Cha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot

Our best pick among the reviewed teapots would be Hario Cha Cha Kyusu"Maru" Tea Pot. It is made with durable products and the design is absolutely great.

​Budget Pick

Hiware Good Glass Teapot

The budget buy here is Hiware Good Glass Teapot. It has the right features in terms of capacity, design and functionalities.


1. ​Hario Cha Cha Kyusu"Maru" Tea Pot  

Highlighted Features

  • It is made from Hario Japanese glassware
  • The glassware is imported from Japan
  • Eye soothing and well-structured design
  • Possess the capacity of 700mL
  • Materials used are BPA free
  • Use of stain-resistant glassware

The first one in our list of best tea pot reviews is Hario Cha Cha Kyusu"Maru" Tea Pot. This tea pot is an interesting one just as the name suggests. For starters, it has the capacity to withhold 700mL of tea at one go. This capacity is actually pretty convenient in our perspective. Not too high, not too low. If you are the host of the show usually, you would probably love its chic design. The transparent glassware is an absolute treat to the eyes. Coming to the materials used for the product, it is imported from Japan.

The material is very exclusive and durable in fact. To be exact, it is made from Hario Japanese glassware and is a bit delicate if you ask us. Well, this brings to us to one of the drawbacks of the product that it might break-off easily if you do not handle the product carefully. Coming to the positives of the tea pot again, we honestly feel it is a very user friendly tea pot. Looks great from the outside and serves the purpose. The design is compact as well as eye pleasing. This design suits to the needs of all aged people alike.

Be it someone young or old.  The exterior is actually resistant to stain. This makes the cleaning process quite easy for you. The material used is BPA free. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about the harmful impacts of the product. You can enjoy your freshly brewed tea in this tea pot to the fullest.

​Pros

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    Chic and classy design
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    Design goes well with all age groups
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    Compact structure
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    Medium capacity
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    Easy to clean; stain resistant
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    Usage convenience and simplicity
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    Exterior and interior free from harmful chemicals

​Cons

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    Not suitable for very heavy tea drinkers
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    The glassware might break-off if not handled carefully

2. Hiware Good Glass Teapot 

Highlighted Features

  • Capacity to take in 800mL of tea
  • Offers hand-crafted design in the exterior
  • The glass body made from Borosilicate
  • Comes with an infuser
  • Infuser is made from 18/10 stainless steel
  • Inclusion of a micromesh filter to save from unwanted tea leaves
  • Exterior is made with heat resistant glass
  • Comes with lid made from durable stainless steel
  • Provides a two years warranty

This teapot is one of our favorites from the lot. This is not just due to its unique design but also for its functionalities. Let’s start with its capacity at first. It has the capacity to take in 800mL of tea. This is a decent capacity we would say for moderate tea drinkers. We loved its hand-crafted design. It looks great when you are serving tea to some important guests. It has a Borosilicate glass body to provide with some good functionalities of an exclusive tea pot. This brings us to the functional features of this uniquely designed tea pot.

It comes with an infuser which is a positive trait for tea pots. This infuser is made from premium quality steel; 18/10 stainless steel to be exact. Thus, you do not have to worry about its rusting. The tea provides two more great features as well. It includes a micromesh filter to save you from unwanted tea leaves. This is actually rare to find in ordinary tea pots. The filter is made with durable stainless steel again. The exterior is actually made with heat resistant glass. Thus, your tea will remain as warm as possible for a long time.

This attribute is great for regular tea drinkers. The lid’s design is quite interesting. The functionality is not out of the ordinary for the lid but we loved the design anyway. The product is easy to clean and definitely dishwasher safe. It even comes with a warranty of two years. It looks perfect to us in every possible way. The only drawback we found with this product is that the design might not be suited to the preference of all.

​Pros

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    Medium capacity
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    Made with premium quality materials
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    Heat resistant features
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    Offers infuser, filter and lid
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    Durable product
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    Easy to clean; dishwasher safe

​Cons

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    Design in terms of look could have been better

3. RSVP Stoneware Teapot

Highlighted Features

  • Can take in 48 ounce of tea
  • Exterior is made from one piece stoneware
  • Comes in various versions of single color
  • Partially heat resistant features
  • Possess a lid
  • Made from safe and durable materials
  • Spout possess large drain holes for filtering
  • Top rack dishwasher safe product

If you are looking for stone tea pot and not the transparent ones, we have something for you in our list. This tea pot is from the brand RSVP international. It has a great capacity. It can take in 48 ounce of tea at one go. Therefore, you can clearly understand that this size is so much convenient for family use. In fact, if you are the host in your social circle, you know which tea pot you should opt for then. In terms of the material used for the product, the exterior is made from one piece stoneware. This is quite durable and the product comes in various single colored versions.

We were not particularly fond of the exterior design but it is great for serving high volume of tea at once. This teapot is somewhat heat resistant. Your tea will be kept warm for a considerable period of time. It has a clichéd lid that you find in quintessential old fashioned tea pots but serves the purpose of providing basic insulation. The good part is that the product is microwave safe.

Therefore, you can simply heat up your tea if it gets cold. It comes with a spout that filters out unwanted tea leaves which is again a plus side. It is easy to clean as well since it is top rack dishwasher safe. Our verdict on this tea pot would be it is great if you are serving multiple cups of tea at one go but the design is not so classy for a party or important gathering. It is alright for informal gatherings though.

​Pros

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    Ideal for family use and informal gatherings
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    High capacity
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    Sturdy construction
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    Easy to use; microwave save
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    Easy to clean
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    Possess partial heat resistant and filtration features

​Cons

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    ​The exterior design is very common and might not be preferred by many users

4. Teapot Kettle with Warmer By Willow & Everett 

Highlighted Features

  • Capacity of this tea pot is 40 ounce
  • Exterior is made with durable glassware
  • The kettle is microwavable
  • Comes with removable infuser
  • Infuser is made from 18/8 superior quality stainless steel
  • Possess a leak-proof lid made with stainless steel
  • Provides a refund policy
  • Provides partial insulation

This particular tea pot has a great capacity and ideal for serving more than 3 cups of tea at one go. We feel this tea pot is very convenient for heavy tea drinkers. The capacity of this tea pot is 40 ounce. The exterior is made with durable glassware. This glassware is in fact microwavable. The lid is removable and made from superior quality stainless steel. With this of course, you don’t have to worry about rusting of the kettle. The lid is also leak-proof and you can easily brew your tea in the microwave.

Simply put in some tea leaves and water in the kettle and get it in the microwave. The transparent exterior is actually very convenient to some specifically new users who are still getting used to determining the right flavor. In terms of functionality, this teapot also comes with infuser that makes the job pretty easy for you. The infuser is made from 18/8 superior quality stainless steel. It also works as a great filter to take out the loose tea leaves that might ruin the flavor. This tea pot is partially insulated to keep your tea warm for a good amount of time.

We really would have liked if the insulation was complete since the capacity is high. It would have been much convenient on your part. Nevertheless since it is microwavable, so getting the tea cold shouldn’t be a problem. You can simply heat it up again. The sellers also provide a refund policy if you are not satisfied with the product. Therefore, you can purchase the product without having to worry about it. The only thing that we didn’t like about this teapot is its design. It doesn’t look very eye pleasing to the guests.

​Pros

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    High capacity
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    Provides filtration mechanism
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    Made from durable materials
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    Extremely convenient to use
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    ​Good quality lid and infuser
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    ​Moderate functionality features
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    ​Suitable for new users

​Cons

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    The design is not to eye-pleasing

5. Old Dutch Mini Cast Iron Tokyo Teapot 

Highlighted Features

  • The capacity of this teapot is 11 ounces
  • Exterior is made with purified iron
  • Interior is made with Porcelain Enamel
  • Possess heat-resistant features
  • Able to sustain hot temperature for an hour
  • Possess an infuser made from stainless steel

This teapot from the brand Old Dutch is for personal use only. That is you can only make single serving of tea at one go. The capacity is low and the teapots can intake 11 ounces of tea only. The design is hand-crafted with care and we honestly love it. The color is bold and it looks great in your kitchen counter. We found the design so elegant that in any color combination’s kitchen counter, it will look fantastic. The exterior material used here is purified iron while the interior is made with Porcelain Enamel. This interior design has special significance actually; it keeps the flavor of tea as fresh as possible.

The product possesses heat-resistant features. Basically the cast iron used in the exterior helps to sustain the hot temperature for at least an hour. Therefore, you can enjoy your tea even after drinking it after an hour. The teapot also comes with an infuser made of durable stainless steel. Unfortunately, the product is not dishwasher safe. You would have to wash it with warm water. In our perspective, this is a turndown actually since the capacity is low and you would have to hand wash the teapot every time. But yes, if you are very particular about your own tea flavor, this teapot is a great choice.

​Pros

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    Ideal for personal use
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    Exclusive hand-crafted design
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    Bold and versatile color
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    Partially insulated
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    Retains actual tea flavor with no after taste
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    Medium functionality

​Cons

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    Product is not dishwasher safe
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    Low capacity

6. Lenox Butterfly Meadow Teapot 

Highlighted Features

  • Capacity of 45oz. volume
  • Exterior is made from Lenox white porcelain
  • Microwavable product
  • Dishwasher safe product
  • Comes with a lid
  • Design includes bold patterns of flowers and butterflies
  • Offers lifetime breakage replacement warranty

If you are into floral patterns and designs, Lenox Butterfly Meadow Teapot is a great pick for you. This tea pot has the capacity of 45oz. volume. This is great when it comes to good designed teapot. Usually, you will find good designed teapots with low capacity. This one is actually an exception. The design is quite unique in our perspective. Starting from it different shape to its bold patterns of flowers and butterflies. We kind of liked it a lot. The exterior is made from Lenox white porcelain which is chip-resistant.

The product is microwavable. This is an important feature for new users. The teapot is dishwasher safe saving you from the hassle of hand washing. We found the lid adorable. It has a butterfly over the top. This unique design is great for guests. We were very happy when we finally found a product with such high capacity and sleek design. If you like cutlery and utensils, you can also find matching creamer and bowls of this pattern offered by the brand. 

The sellers offer a lifetime guarantee on the anti-breakage design of the teapot. That is, if your product breaks, you can get that replaced right away.

​Pros

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    High capacity
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    Exclusive design
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    Chip-resistant exterior
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    Brand has matching creamer and bowls
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    Great warranty
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    Easy to clean
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    Simple to operate

​Cons

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    Does not possess extra functional features of filter, infuser etc. compared to peer products

7. Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot

Highlighted Features

  • Possess the capacity of 1000mL volume
  • Design is hand-crafted and is transparent
  • Material used here for the exterior is borosilicate glass
  • Comes with a mesh infuser filter
  • Infuser is made from durable 18/10 stainless steel
  • Teapot is both microwave and stove safe
  • Comes with an ergonomic handle
  • Possess a removable lid
  • Comes with 2 years warranty

Another teapot from the Hiware brand makes it to our list of best teapots. This is different in terms of capacity and design from the former one. The capacity of this product is a bit higher; 1000mL to be exact. Of course, this is a great capacity for family usage and works great if you are the host to a gathering. Although, when it comes to gatherings you need to give attention to the teapot’s design as well. The design is hand-crafted and is transparent. You can directly make your tea and put in the cup.

The design is also pretty convenient for new users. However, it is not so eye-soothing to serve in front of the guests. The material used here for the exterior is borosilicate glass. It comes with a mesh infuser filter as well. It works great to keep out the blooming and lose tea leaves. This infuser is made from durable 18/10 stainless steel. Thus, you don’t need to worry about its rusting. In terms of handling convenience, it comes with an ergonomic handle as well. The teapot also comes with a removable lid.

We did not find anything special in the lid, it seemed very ordinary to us. Coming to the functional features, we loved the heat-resistant feature of the exterior. You can use the teapot in microwave or in stove to create your favorite blend of tea. It is easy to clean since it is top rack dishwasher safe. But you can always choose to wash it with hands if you want to. The sellers provide a two year warranty to the product which is quite decent deal for teapots.

​Pros

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    High capacity
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    Keeps out blooming and lose tea leaves
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    Heat resistant features
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    Easy to clean; dishwasher safe product
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    Usage convenience
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    Made from superior quality materials

​Cons

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    Design is not eye-pleasing at all

8. Glass Teapot with Infuser By Cozyna 

Highlighted Features

  • Can withhold 1.5 liters of tea at one go
  • Suitable for making 5 to 6 cups of servings
  • Ideal for family usage
  • Exterior is made of glass and is transparent
  • Comes with an infuser
  • Provides a free recipe book

This particular teapot is from the brand Cozyna. The best feature this teapot has is its capacity. It has a really high capacity. Basically, it can withhold 1.5 liters of tea at one go. Therefore, this teapot is actually suitable if you need to make 5 to 6 cups of tea at one serving. We found it pretty convenient for family usage and gatherings. The exterior is made of glass and is transparent. The design is not so much exclusive we tell you.

But when it comes to high capacity teapots, this is what happens to the design. It looks alright for a normal gathering but for formal parties, this design might be a turndown for you. Coming to the functional attributes of the product, it comes with an infuser. Thus, it provides filtration mechanism to take out unwanted tea leaves from the tea. What we particularly liked about this brand is that it comes with a free recipe book.

For all those exotic tea lovers out there, this is actually a great opportunity to try out some fresh flavors of tea from the recipe book. The sellers claim the product to be dishwasher safe but we would recommend washing it with hands.

​Pros

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    Very high capacity
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    Good filtration features
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    Ideal for exotic tea lovers
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    Convenient to use
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    Possess small ergonomic handle
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    Simple usage features
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    Durable product

​Cons

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    Exterior design is a turndown
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    The handle gets too hot to touch

9. Hiware Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser 

  • Has the capacity of 45 ounces
  • Exterior is made with transparent borosilicate glass
  • Comes with a mesh infuser
  • Infuser is made from 18/10 stainless steel
  • Provides a strong ergonomic handle
  • Microwave safe product
  • Comes with two years warranty

Yes, when it comes to teapots, the brand Hiware is a pioneer. That is why; there are so many options in terms of capacity from the brand. This one for example has the capacity of 45 ounces. Pretty convenient to serve 4 to 5 cups of freshly brewed tea for the guests or family members. In terms of the product design, we found it alright. We were not delighted but it serves the purpose. The good thing here is the design is hand-crafted and is much better compared to the high capacity peer teapots.

The exterior is made with transparent borosilicate glass. This gives you the opportunity to check when you need a re-fill. In terms of functional attributes, it comes with an infuser to take care of the unwanted tea leaves that ruin the flavor. This infuser is made from 18/10 stainless steel. We loved the ergonomic handle of this product. Usually the handles tend to get heated or are too small. But for this, we found it perfect. The exterior is heat-resistant and is microwave safe as well.

This means it is pretty convenient to use. The product is also dishwasher safe but we would advise you to wash with hands for greater longevity. The sellers offer 2 years warranty to the product.

​Pros

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    High capacity
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    Easy to clean; dishwasher safe product
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    Easy to use
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    Durable
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    Leaves unwanted flavors
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    Convenient design

​Cons

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    Some find the spout small for pouring enough tea

10. FORLIFE Curve Teapot 

  • Has the capacity of 24 ounces
  • Exterior is non-transparent and single colored
  • Made from completely lead free materials
  • Comes with an infuser to clear out the blooming tea leaves
  • Possess a lid made from stainless steel
  • Ideal for brewing black, herbal and normal tea

This teapot is one of our personal favorites for its bold color and unique shape. The capacity is of medium ranged for this product. It has the capacity of 24 ounces. The exterior is non-transparent. You have the liberty to choose from few single colors. Let’s talk about its positives at first. The product is made from completely lead free materials. Therefore, you and your family can enjoy a fresh cup of tea with this teapot.

It comes with an infuser to clear out the blooming tea leaves. You will find the flavor as fresh as possible. The drawback of the product is that it is not so much heat resistant. Basically, the sellers recommend not putting heating elements on it. Another problem with this teapot is that it’s not dishwasher safe and you need to be a bit careful while cleaning the product. 

It comes with a lid made of good quality stainless steel. This teapot is most suited to prepare black tea because it retains the flavor to the maximum. You can also brew herbal tea or normal tea here.

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    Medium capacity
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    Made with safe materials
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    Unique design
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    Bold color
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    Possess an infuser and lid
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    Retains proper tea flavor
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    Durable

​Cons

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    Heat resistant properties are not so good
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    The teapot is not dishwasher safe

11. Glass Teapot - Tea Maker Tea Infuser VIVREAL HOME 

  • Hand-crafted design provides both looks and utility
  • The transparent exterior made from borosilicate glass
  • Made with BPA free materials
  • Possess heat resistant properties
  • Comes with an infuser
  • Infuser is made with 304 stainless steel
  • Capacity of this teapot is 27 ounce
  • Microwave safe product
  • Offers 3 years replacement warranty

This transparent teapot from Vivreal Home brand has some great features that you will love. The hand-crafted design is not just good looking but also very convenient for its users. The looks might be a subjective to the user but on the convenience part, we can assure you it’s true. Firstly, the transparent exterior made from borosilicate glass helps you understand when you need a re-fill. All the materials used here are BPA free and possess heat-resistant properties.

The product possesses a good quality infuser made with durable quality 304 stainless steel. With this infuser, you have nothing to worry about those blooming tea leaves. The capacity of this teapot is 27 ounce which is a medium range. You can place it on stove or microwave based on your convenience. We would advise you to remove the strainer before putting the product on microwave.

The teapot is dishwasher safe and we don’t probably need to tell you that it will be very easy to clean. The sellers offer a 3 years replacement warranty. This is actually a pretty good warranty deal compared to the other brands’ teapots.

​Pros

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    Medium capacity
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    Possess good quality infuser
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    Durable and well-constructed teapot
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    Easy to clean
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    Easy to use
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    Good warranty plan

​Cons

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    The capacity is not ideal for family use or multiple servings

12. Primula Cast Iron Teapot 

  • Capacity is 34oz. volume
  • Floral patterns on the exterior with eloquent shape
  • Exterior made from heavyweight cast iron
  • Interior is covered with enamel
  • Comes with a removable lid and infuser

Cast iron teapots are a favorite to many. Here is the final one from our list of best teapots. This one has the capacity to retain 34oz. volume of tea. This is a decent figure of course. When it comes to the design, we love it! We never wondered how even a teapot can be so elegant. This design will surely attract the attention of your guests. The floral pattern will be the talk in your social circle if you are into cutlery designs. The exterior is made with heavyweight cast iron. The interior is completely covered with enamel so that you get your right flavored tea.

This teapot comes with a removable lid and infuser. They both are pretty decent from our perspective. The infuser is made with good quality stainless steel. The favorite part of this teapot is the handle at the top. It is chic and makes pouring your favorite tea extremely convenient. The only problem with the product is that the exterior color wears off if you try to clean it with dishwasher. Hence, you should clean the product with hands and warm water only.

​Pros

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    Made with durable materials
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    Provides convenient handle
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    Easy to use
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    Moderate capacity
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    Elegant and exclusive design

​Cons

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    Cleaning needs to be done very carefully

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Teapot

Withholding capacity

The capacity is a personal choice and only you can understand how much volume of tea you need regularly. If you have more guests coming over always, it is better to take in high capacity ones. If you are an occasional drinker, low capacity ones is the optimum choice for you.

Overall design

Utensils are very important to some. In terms of design, look for innovative features, patterns and colors. This is a subjective matter but we would recommend prioritizing functional features before the design.

Materials used

Make sure that the materials used are of course BPA free and durable. In terms of interior material, enamel or porcelain is good since it helps to retain the tea flavor with no after taste.

Utility centric features

The utility centric features are basically the presence of an infuser, filtration mechanism, removable lids and ergonomic handle. Also, check if the products are dishwasher and microwave safe for cleaning and usage convenience respectively.

Conclusion

With teapots, one thing we noticed is that it is rare to find the right combination of design, capacity and utility. Rule of thumb is to prioritize capacity and utility over design. However, if you are usually host of parties and gatherings, prioritize on design but you need to buy multiple teapots in that case. That is because it is difficult to find well designed teapots with high capacity.
The 12 Best Tea Pots in 2018
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