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How To Choose The Best Teapot

With so many types of teapots to choose from, it’s tough to find the perfect match. Some teapots are meant for specific types of tea. Others are better at retaining heat. So let’s explore the different types of teapots to figure out which one is best for you.

What does a teapot do?

To better understand this, let’s distinguish between teapots and tea kettles. Tea kettles can withstand high temperatures and boil water for the teapot. Once the water boils, pour the water into the teapot (which should have an infuser and tea leaves inside). Steep the tea inside the teapot and serve.

How to clean your teapot

The best way to clean your teapot is with care. First, fill a large pot of water on the stove and heat it up. Cut the heat once it reaches a boil. Then fill the pot a quarter of the way with white vinegar. Soak your teapot inside the vinegar solution overnight. Then rinse and remove any tea residue that’s leftover.

What are the different types of teapots?

As most tea lovers know, all teapots are different and each one is special in its own way. Some teapots are valuable because of their exquisite patterns. Others are great choices because of their function. Here’s an overview of the most common types of teapots to get you started:

Glass teapot

  • Great for loose leaf tea

  • Built-in infuser in the center

  • Similar to a French coffee press

  • Usually made from borosilicate glass

  • High clarify and heat resistance

Porcelain teapot

  • Low heat transfer

  • Easier to handle

  • Nonporous design

  • Great for white and green teas

  • Holds tea temperature well

Chinese teapot

  • Smaller pot design

  • Brew highly-concentrated teas

  • Help taste subtle flavors

  • Ideal for white, green, and oolong teas

  • Retains tea aromas

Cast iron teapot

  • Traditional Japanese design

  • Usually have intricate and elaborate appearances

  • Great to keep as a collector’s item

  • High insulation and heat retention

  • Ideal for darker teas

Copper teapot

  • Ancient design and vintage aesthetic

  • Great for stovetop brewing

  • Fast heating

  • Easy to clean

  • Don’t absorb tea flavors


We’re in love with teapots. Not only do they allow us to brew more than one cup at a time, they invite others to join us too. Be it glass, porcelain, ceramic or stainless steel, our innovative collection of teapots inspire conversation.