If brewing tea were an art, teapots are no less than artists. Much more than just decorative statements in the kitchen, these pots often are the ultimate deciders of the tea flavours. While a kettle only heats water, teapots are used for steeping the tea leaves, making them ideal for both tea bags as well as loose tea, especially the delicate ones. No matter the type, teapots help properly infuse the tea and make it more flavoursome. They also save multiple trips to the kitchen, given that they can brew a tea even while on a tray. Each teapot, however, varies from the other depending on several factors, making some teapots more preferable for a particular tea type. Find some of the best teapots below, and get ready to sip some freshness in style.
Brew art and culture along with the leaves of your favourite tea in this vintage-themed teapot. It is made of high-quality ceramic, which can be directly heated over a flame. The glaring finish adds to its look. It comes along with a steel infuser that helps in making tea more flavoursome by properly infusing the tea leaves. Feel free to microwave this gorgeous teapot.
Have a sip of antiquity and culture with this designer porcelain teapot that comes fitted with a strainer made of stainless steel.
If you have a taste for delicate or floral teas, this is a perfect choice. This teapot is made of high-quality borosilicate that renders its high mechanical strength and qualifies all standards of food safety. It comes along with a detachable micromesh infuser made of stainless steel. Adding to its brownie points, this pot can easily withstand rapid temperature change and can be used with a microwave.
Now watch your tea brew with this elegant teapot made of food-grade borosilicate glass. Ranking high on mechanical strength as well as heat resistance, it is quite preferable among tea connoisseurs.
A traditional craft from Manipur, Longpi pots are made by skilled artisans who craft these wondrous combinations of stones and rocks without the aid of potter's wheels. These eco-friendly pots are cherished for their high heat retention, and ability to be heated over a direct flame besides, of course, the artistic and aesthetic appeals. These non-reactive posts also retain the nutritive value of the contents, besides heating them evenly.
This classy teapot is a speciality of Manipur’s Longpi village, where craftsmen make these with a skilful combination of black serpentinite stone and weathered rock. The pot is free from any chemicals or paints and retains the heat for a considerably long period of time.
Made of highly durable cast iron, this teapot ranks high on heat retention and can keep the tea hot for almost an hour. Lined internally with porcelain enamel, it doesn't meddle with tea's taste and keeps it intact. It comes attached with a high-grade mesh tea infuser. This beautiful teapot is also quite easy to clean.
This aesthetically appealing teapot has been made from high-quality cast iron and comes with a beautiful designer enamel. This fabulous teapot can keep the tea hot for almost an hour.
Teapots find an impressive presence across cultures, giving rise to various modified avatars with varying geographies. This one, in particular, has been designed on the lines of traditional Japanese teapots, better known by the name tetsubins. Made of cast iron, it comes with excellent heat retention and fully extracts the tea flavours. The intricate pattern over its copper-gold body adds to its aesthetic appeal.
Add a rustic charm to tea time with this antique teapot crafted in traditional Japanese design of a tetsubin. It can brew most of the tea with perfection and can serve up to four cups at a time.
Ceramic teapots are a particular hit with delicate teas and this classy teapot is no exception. It comes with good heat retention, keeping the brew hot for a good amount of time. The ceramic used for making this pot is free from lead or any other toxin, making it safe for brewing. You just need to put the leaves in the infuser basket, pour hot water, close the lid, leave it for some time and voila! You can warm the tea by microwaving this pot.
Brew elegance along with your favourite tea leaves with this adorable teapot of minimalist design. Not only does this offer a fantastic tea experience but also prevent dribble.
Tea has been a part of the Chinese culture for over millennia and the traditional Chinese teapots have not failed to catch the attention of tea connoisseurs. This teapot, in particular, has been crafted by skilled artisans and mimics the traditional Chinese style with its intricate designs. It is made of purple clay, which is known as one of the best clays for kitchenware. It retains the heat, aroma, as well as the flavours of the tea that it stores; giving rise to a distinct flavour with each serving. It is also known to make the tea more mellow and turns glossier with each serving.
Built on lines of traditional Chinese teapots, this one is a perfect amalgamation of quality and aesthetic appeal. This intricately crafted piece will also give a distinct flavour to your brew.
Capable of brewing almost all sorts of tea, this teapot ranks high on durability, strength, and style. It is made of high-quality stainless steel, which makes the pot highly resistant to breakage. It can be easily carried around even while hot, thanks to its bakelite handle. You can use this teapot in daily routine as well as on special occasions.
This unbreakable teapot is made of highly durable stainless steel and comes along with a bakelite handle, that gives it a somewhat traditional look.
Clay teapots come with their fair share of benefits and so does this one. Its porous texture retains the aromatic oils of the teas brewed in it and also softens the texture of water, making the infusion silkier. With each brewing session, it absorbs a distinct flavour and shares the same with the new tea to be brewed. Not only does this make for an eco-friendly option, but is also lighter on the pocket.
Go a little old school with this simplistic clay pot that is a visual treat for the eyes and is also light on the pocket. It will not keep your tea warm but will also make its taste more luxurious.
Planning to show off your latest flower tea? Catch hold of this minimalistic teapot made of high-quality food-grade borosilicate glass that comes with good heat resistance, as well as, mechanical strength. It comes along with detachable glass lid and infuser. This teapot can be used both over the stove as well as in the microwave.
Brew your delicate decorative teas in this glass teapot brimming with elegance. This user-friendly pot also has a great shelf life.
The perfect choice for a teapot depends on the kind of tea that you are going to steep in it. For black teas and puerhs, which are steeped in high temperatures, ceramic teapots are preferred due to their low heat transference. Similarly for white tea and green tea, the connoisseurs often opt for ceramic ones. Glass teapots are best suited for display teas or any other tea worth observing; for instance, the ones with flower petals in them.
If you are someone who likes to dunk the tea bags in a pot, squeeze its flavours and enjoy your brew; you might not need a teapot for the same. However, if you prefer loose tea and have your heart set on a particular steeping time, teapot is a better option, given that it helps in brewing the tea more accurately. Additionally, a particular teapot may even enhance the flavours.
Finalise your teapot depending upon the number of tea enthusiasts. If you need to serve tea to just a small number, then even a smaller teapot would work. Similarly, go for a larger one if you are expecting a larger gathering. You can also go for a tea cozy to keep your tea warm in the pot.
Make sure that teapots, especially decorative ones, are totally leak-proof; or else get ready to entertain a brewy mess. Also, it’s important to check the placement of the handle and ensure that it doesn’t get too hot to handle, as in certain materials. Last, but not the least, make sure that the lid fits perfectly.
If you have a taste for loose tea, it is best to buy a tea strainer or infuser. While the former can be used with a teapot and catch any leaves that might enter your cup, the latter can also be used with a cup. It is usually recommended to go for strainers with teapots.
Ceramic teapots are preferred particularly with delicate teas such as white tea. They retain the heat for longer and do not absorb any tea flavours. You can, however, use these pots with all sorts of tea.
Like ceramic ones, porcelain teapots also do not absorb tea flavours are and are used with delicate teas. However, they do not retain heat as well as the former and are thus avoided with teas that require a larger brewing time.
If you are looking for a teapot that serves tea infused with many a flavour, a clay teapot makes for a perfect choice. With each serving, it absorbs tannins from the tea; in layman terms, the more it is used, the more you’ll be able to taste the various flavours. However, if you are looking for a pure tea taste, avoid clay ones. Similarly, they are not preferred with delicate teas such as white and green tea.
Brew your tea and aesthetics together with glass teapots that are the best-preferred option for display tea and flower teas. However, these decorative teas require more time for brewing black and herbal teas, given their lower heat retention as compared to ceramic ones. You can, however, steep, virtually any tea in glass teapots. Needless to say, they make for great centrepieces.
Cast iron teapots can perfectly brew all tea types, except for very delicate ones. These are known for great heat retention. However, you have to carefully check for over steeping, if you aren’t using any infusers.
Stainless steel teapots make for a popular choice among tea connoisseurs, thanks to their high heat retention and unbreakability. However, these pots need to be properly taken care of to avoid rusting.
|Product||Price in India|
|Maxigo Porcelain Teapots with Lids,Vintage Teapot Beautiful Rose Design,Floral Ceramic Tea Pot Large for Kitchen and Dinning,China Teapot for Afternoon Tea or Coffee,Home Decorative Good Gifts,Beige||₹ 799|
|Octavius Pyramid Shape Borosilicate Glass Teapot/Kettle - 720 ml||₹ 1,349|
|Hazed Monk Stone Pottery Black Tea Pot - Monk Styled (Large)||₹ 1,750|
|Old Dutch International Kodai Cast Iron Teapot, 26 oz, Red/Black||₹ 8,815|
|Dancing Leaf Line Gold Cast Iron Tea Pot with Stainless Steel Infuser for Brewing Loose Tea | Capacity - 700ml||₹ 2,300|
|Kunhar Ceramic Teapot Serving Kettle - 650 ml, Yellow Blue||₹ 599|
|Authentic Yixing Teapot Dragon and Phoenix Tea Pot Big Capacity Purple Clay Tea Set Kettle Kung Fu Teapot (Black)||₹ 4,173|
|Kuber Industries Code-Tea01 Stainless Steel Tea Pot, Upto 16 Cups, Silver||₹ 528|
|Terremaati Earthenware Terracotta Clay Teacups and Teapot with (Set of 5) 1 Litre||₹ 1,254|
|Octavius Borosilicate Glass Teapot/Kettle with Heat Resistant Removable Glass Infuser and Lid - 800ML||₹ 1,249|
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