There’s little more comforting than steeping your tea the old-fashioned way: in a teapot large enough to allow leaves to expand and develop their full taste. A good vessel will also let you pour into dainty, delicate cups and enjoy a proper afternoon tea session with meditative attention and old-fashioned charm. Get your own, and make tea time a little more elegant.

Made of Borosilicate: Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot


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This teapot has a beautiful design with a silver lid, but its all-glass, heat-resistant body is distinctively modern. It comes with a removable stainless steel mesh infuser so that you can filter loose leaves. The spout never drips, but pours with elegance. It’s even safe for the microwave or stovetop—so you can use it as a water boiler, or just quickly reheated or kept warm on a low open flame.

Traditional choice: TOWA Workshop Japanese Tetsubin Tea Kettle

Comfortable Handle

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This traditional, Japanese-style teapot is made out of cast iron, so it’s sturdy and heat-retaining. You can enjoy a pot with your afternoon book without worrying about the water getting cold. The cast-iron body also distributes heat evenly; you can boil (or warm-up) your tea on a low flame on the stovetop. It has a built-in infuser that lets flavors expand, and comes in a variety of capacities and subtle designs—this 650 ml version is perfect for tea for two.

Match your kitchen: FORLIFE Curve Teapot with Infuser, 45-Ounce

Most Color Options

A cheerful, sweet, and retro option to liven up your home. Amazon

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This shapely ceramic teapot is great for filling bigger mugs of tea, and for a cheerful, splash of color in your kitchen. It has a 24-ounce (700ml) capacity, and comes in eye-catching shades like lime, carrot, or turquoise. It comes with an infuser with a metal tab for easy removal. It’s dishwasher safe, and if you’d like to, you can even buy a set of matching cups.