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Oriental Teapots

What Are Oriental Teapots?

Most oriental teapots are from East Asia, are made from clay, and don’t use glazing. This lets the teapots absorb lots of flavors and tea oils over time. This smooths out the taste of the tea and gives each teapot its own signature notes. If you’re a tea enthusiast, it may be a good idea to invest in your very own oriental teapot.

How to choose oriental teapots

There are many different types of oriental teapots. And while most come from East Asia, others come from different parts of the world. Here’s an overview of the four most common.

Chinese teapots

Traditional Chinese teapots are made with purple clay from the Yixing area in China. This kind of clay can withstand high heat levels and is known to improve the taste of most tea.

Japanese teapots

Kyusu or Japanese teapots are traditionally crafted from volcanic clay. Most Japanese teapots have handles on the top or side. And in general, they’re usually on the smaller side.

Scandinavian teapots

Most Scandinavian teapots are made from ceramic, porcelain, or some kind of stone. They usually have a classic teapot shape (round with a handle on the side). But others are tall with longer spouts.

Moroccan teapots

Moroccan teapots, or Moroccan kettles, have a signature aesthetic. These are commonly made from silver, brass, or stainless steel with decorative stamps. And they’re usually served alongside matching teacups and tea trays.

Why are oriental teapots unique?

Oriental teapots are unique for a few reasons. First, they’re meant to absorb aromas and flavors. This is different from other kinds of teapots that are designed to NOT absorb these flavors.


Oriental teapots also have original designs, artwork, or an otherwise interesting aesthetic. They’re a great addition to any teapot collection, or for a first-timer.

Oriental Teapots

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