Last Updated on March 1, 2022
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Top 10 Best Teapots
- London Pottery Globe Polka Dot (Editor’s Choice)
- Bodum ASSAM Tea Press, Permanent Filter (Luxury Choice)
- PluieSoleil DCH300 ml Glass (Best Value)
- FORLIFE 309-CAR Stump (Best Ceramic with Infuser)
- Zodiac 10102 Value Stainless Teapot (Best for One)
- Tealyra KRP-038A Glass (Best Large with Infuser)
- ANSIO Glass 350 ml (Best Small with Infuser)
- Cafe Ole PT-035 Stainless Silver (Best Easy Pour)
- Juvale YKYHT (Best Cast Iron)
- Sabichi 89311 Double Wall (Best Stainless Steel)
Perhaps there is nothing as soothing as a pot of tea when you are stressed, tired, or want to relax. Tea culture has been in our society for a long time, and although we no longer have the ceremony attached to it, tea drinking remains a favourite pastime among most people and the teapot you drink it from, a large part of that.
The right teapot can enhance the brew of your teabag or loose tea leaves, and the best teapots become part of your ritual. But how to decide on what kind is right for you?
Teapots can be made from various materials, such as ceramic, glass, and stainless steel; you could even go for a cast iron teapot. They can come in a traditional style, be stylish, or be designed to show off the stainless steel infuser inside.
So, you need to consider what type of tea you like to drink, what material and style you like, whether or not you like to watch your favourite tea infuse through glass, and what size teapot you need to make your perfect brew. And to help with all of this, we have compiled our top ten list of the best teapots and our buyer’s guide to provide you with further advice and tips. Read on to find the best teapot in the UK stores have to offer right now!
How we Compared Teapots
To find the right teapots we considered multiple factors, including:
Our team independently examined and compared hundreds of products to help satisfy different needs. We spent our time researching teapots and consulting customer reviews to ultimately bring you what, in our opinion, are the best options on the market right now.
To find out more about our editorial process, take a look here.
London Pottery makes gorgeous teapots, and this one is no exception! It has a classic look and would be an attractive addition to any afternoon tea or treat yourself to a wonderfully brewed cup of tea.
This teapot for two has a maximum capacity of 500 ml, so if you have a larger group of friends or family around, you may need a larger one, but it is perfect for a chat and a brew with a good friend!
The stoneware teapot has a built-in ceramic filter that stops larger particles from pouring out with your tea, meaning you can use it to brew loose tea as well as using tea bags. The filter is not removable but is built into the base of the spout.
The teapot has a drip-proof spout that pours beautifully, as there is nothing that spoils your enjoyment more than a teapot that leaves tea stains on your worktop or table. This teapot with filter also sports an easy-grip lid and a wide handle to aid pouring, and our final favourite point about it is that it comes packaged in a gift box when you purchase!
However, it is important to note that you might need a tea strainer for this teapot. Also, it may be a bit more expensive than other brands, considering it is only a two-person teapot.
- Anti-drip spout
- It comes with a built-in filter
- Traditional and iconic design
- Easy-grip lid and handle
- It comes packaged in a gift box
- The filter may only stop larger particles, and a tea strainer might still need to be used
- The lid may be tricky to remove and replace due to a lip on the rim
- It might have an upper-end price for a two-person teapot
This large teapot with infuser is made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass so that you can enjoy the appearance of your tea as it infuses and judge the brewing process to perfection. Then, you press the plunger and pour out a wonderful cup of tea.
The filter has an elastic silicone rim that prevents loose leaves from escaping the infuser basket and spoiling your enjoyment. Additionally, all parts of this glass teapot are dishwasher safe, and the borosilicate glass handle is completely heatproof!
The 1L capacity is sufficient for four cups of tea, and there is a lip rather than a spout made from glass to aid pouring and make washing easier!
Unfortunately, the plunger of this teapot might be stiff to press down, and it may not work well for a cup of tea as the holes do not go all the way to the bottom of the teapot’s filter.
- Transparent glass so you can watch the infusion progress
- Safe for dishwasher cleaning
- Sealed filter to prevent loose leaves mixing with your tea
- Stay cool handle
- Pouring lip rather than a spout for easy cleaning
- The plunger may be a bit stiff to press down
- The plunger may not work well for a single cup of tea as the holes don’t go all the way down to the bottom of the filter
- The silicone seal may be weakened by the sharp stainless steel filter and may split
The PluieSoleil DCH300 ml Glass Teapot is one of the best glass teapots available on the market today while still being of great value!
This teapot comes with a removable infuser meaning you won’t have loose tea leaves or petals in your tea. Additionally, the infuser is made from food-grade quality stainless which is easily cleaned either in the dishwasher or by hand.
The teapot is designed to cope with instant temperature change, dealing with a temperature range from –20° C to 130° C, so you can brew iced tea as well as using boiling water. The stylish small teapot with infuser can hold 450 ml of liquid and is suited for brewing one or two small cups of tea at a time. The glass teapot is made from borosilicate glass which makes it resistant to thermal shock and, at the same time, allows you to watch as your tea infuses.
The v-shaped mouth is designed to concentrate the flow of tea directly into the centre of your cup and minimise spillage or drips. Additionally, the handle has an ergonomic design so that it is comfortable as you pour.
On the other hand, you may have to be extra careful with the lid as it might come loose when pouring the tea. In addition, the infuser may not reach the bottom of the teapot, so you might need a full pot of water for it to work properly.
- 18-month warranty
- It comes with a removable infuser
- Thermal shock resistant
- Dishwasher safe
- Clever mouth design to prevent drips
- The lid may come loose when pouring the tea
- Removing the filter may prevent you from replacing the lid, so if you want to remove the leaves, you may have to empty them and then replace the empty filter
- The infuser may not reach the bottom of the teapot, so you may need a full pot of water for it to work well
The FORLIFE ceramic teapot with infuser is striking and perfectly formed as well as functional! It has a 530 ml capacity, sufficient for one or two cups of tea, but you will need a larger teapot if you regularly need to make more cups in one sitting.
The ceramic teapot has great heat retention, but the handle never gets too hot to hold comfortably. The lid and infuser are made from stainless steel and are perfect for brewing loose leaf teas. All elements of the teapot are dishwasher safe but mustn’t be placed on a heat source or in the microwave.
The filter is manufactured with an extra-fine mesh, suitable for fine loose tea blends such as Rooibos and larger leaf teas. Additionally, the spout has a no-drip design and the stainless steel lid clips off, making it easy to clean. These teapots are perfect if you own a café as they stack one on top of the other, saving space!
Unfortunately, this teapot might be a bit more expensive compared to other brands. Also, it might be smaller than you have expected.
- Available in several colours
- Fine-mesh infuser
- Very easy to clean
- Non-drip spout
- Stacking design
- It might be at the upper end of the price range in our review
- The size does catch some people out, so if you like more than one or two cups of tea at a time, this may not be for you
- May drip down the spout once returned to an upright position
This stainless steel teapot by Zodiac is perfect for one person. It has a really good capacity of 700 ml, making it larger than many teapots that market themselves as suitable for brewing two mugs of tea!
Like most stainless steel teapots, this is function over aesthetics, but it is perfect for catering events or office use and inexpensive to buy. Additionally, you can place it in the dishwasher for cleaning.
Another feature that we like about this teapot is that it is manufactured in the UK, so you buy it when you purchase one! In addition, the stainless steel will make a nice cup of hot tea with no fills!
However, please note that the lid may not fit properly, and the screw that attaches to the lid may rust after extended use.
- Available in several sizes
- Retains steam
- Dishwasher safe
- 700 ml capacity is good for one person
- The lid may not fit correctly
- The stainless steel teapot may have sharp edges that you need to be careful of when cleaning
- The screw that attaches the lid may rust
The Tealyra KRP-038A Glass Kettle Teapot is multifunctional as well as being beautiful!
This teapot can double as a kettle and be placed directly onto a gas or electric stove. Being manufactured from borosilicate glass, it can withstand very high heat. The glass teapot has a 1400 ml capacity or enough for six cups of tea. This is great if you are a family of tea lovers or enjoy the company and a hot cup of tea with friends.
The lid and knob are made from bamboo and look stylish as well as being eco-friendly! The spout has been designed to be drip-proof, so you do not have to keep such a gorgeous glass teapot on a tray to prevent tea stains. As well as brewing tea, you can also use it for iced tea or cold-steeping teas.
You can clean the glass and filter in the dishwasher, and the stainless steel filter is perfect for keeping larger blend tea leaves from entering your tea. It is a pleasure to watch your tea infuse like all glass teapots, and it makes a statement centrepiece!
Unfortunately, it may not be ideal for making smaller amounts of tea as the filter does not completely go down to the pot.
- Versatile for hot or cold teas
- Stainless steel filter
- Eco-friendly bamboo lid
- Thermal resistant
- Can be heated on direct heat
- It may not be suitable for making a smaller amount of tea as the filter does not go low down in the pot
- The filter lid may be hard to remove
- The bamboo lid may crack or split over time
This geometric and compact glass teapot looks great and is the perfect teapot gift for your favourite tea lover! The stainless steel infuser is made to food-grade standards and is perfect for loose tea, and the mouth is made in an angular design that won’t drip as you pour.
The borosilicate glass is safe to be placed in the dishwasher and keeps the handle at a temperature completely comfortable for pouring tea. The benefit of a glass teapot is that you can watch as your tea infuses and judge when it is the perfect strength for your taste.
Another benefit of the design of this teapot is that the infuser can be completely removed and be used without it if you want to use teabags rather than it as a loose-leaf teapot on occasion. Most tea infusers are attached to the lid somehow, and it is not possible to remove them!
Meanwhile, please note that the spout may drip, and the infuser may not prevent smaller tea leaves from going to your tea.
- You can wash it in the dishwasher
- The filter can be removed entirely
- Non-drip design
- Sturdy design
- Capacity for two mugs of tea
- Some owners have found that the spout may drip
- The metal parts may start to rust over time
- The infuser may not prevent smaller tea leaves from going into your tea
This stainless steel teapot has a polished mirror finish and looks the part, as it is simple and sleek in design. It has a 990 ml capacity which will comfortably serve four cups of tea, perfect for a family or small gathering of friends!
It has an easy pouring spout that is completely drip-free and enjoyable to pour from. It is suited to domestic or commercial use, having the capacity and pouring capabilities it needs for a high volume setting.
The teapot can be washed in a dishwasher, but do be aware that the manufacturer recommends hand washing it to maintain its highly polished appearance. Another feature that we like is a built-in tea strainer to catch your tea leaves or bags. Furthermore, this teapot has a stay-cool hollow handle and lid so that they do not become too hot to hold while your tea brews to the perfect strength.
Unfortunately, the lid may become loose for some teapots. Also, the handle may become too hot when held even with a tea towel.
- In-built tea strainer
- Mirror shine
- Safe to be placed in the dishwasher
- Available in different sizes
- Easy pour and no-drip spout
- The lid of the teapot may not fit well or become loose
- The knob on the lid may loosen and does not have a screw to tighten it on the underside of the lid
- The handle may become hot and need to be held with a tea towel or other protective material
If you want to make a statement at tea time, then this is the teapot for you! It has a beautiful Japanese aesthetic, low set with a traditionally shaped handle in black and a vibrant cherry blossom design on deep blue background.
This cast iron teapot is quite large and has a 1L capacity, sufficient to make about four or five cups of tea. The cast iron absorbs and distributes the heat evenly around the teapot, keeping your tea hot.
This teapot comes with an inbuilt detachable infuser that perfectly holds tea leaves and tea bags, creating a smooth tea with a calming and soothing effect.
It is important to know that this cast iron teapot is not dishwasher safe, but rather you need to hand wash it in clean water, without detergents. Additionally, any leftover tea makes the inside of the teapot discolour and should be emptied as soon as possible.
- Even heat absorption and retention
- It comes with a removable infuser
- Relatively large tea capacity
- Robust construction from cast iron
- It may not be suitable for dishwasher cleaning
- Tea left in the teapot for longer than one hour may start to stain the inside
- The paint may chip over time and mix with your tea leaves
The Sabichi stainless steel teapot will ensure that you always drink hot tea while looking sleek and stylish in your home as well! The polished mirror finish is extremely attractive, but the teapot has lots of positive functional points too!
It is double-walled in stainless steel, which keeps heat-insulated within it and also keeps the outside cool. You can place this teapot in a dishwasher to be cleaned, or you can wipe it around. The spout has the perfect no-drip pour, and at 1200 ml, this teapot can serve up to four good-sized mugs of tea.
Meanwhile, the spout and lid may get hot where they are not double lined, so you need to be careful when handling the teapot, but due to the good capacity, you are unlikely to need to refill it mid tea break! Also, the knob for the lid is made from coated plastic rather than stainless steel, and the plastic may flake off over time.
- Double-wall construction
- Dishwasher safe
- 1200 ml capacity sufficient for four mugs of tea
- No-drip spout
- Keeps your brew hot for a long period
- The handle and the lid may become too hot to handle as they are not insulated
- The spout may become blocked by tea leaves and require unblocking frequently
- The lid is secured by three clips and may require a firm pull to take it off
There are many different shapes and sizes of teapot available, and you will significantly narrow down your search for the best teapot in the UK for your needs if you ask yourself some easy questions:
Do You Want a Teapot for Loose Leaf Tea?
If the answer to this question is yes, you are looking for the best teapot with infuser UK stores offer.
You can select a teapot with an infuser in several different finishes, so answering some of the other questions listed below is worth answering. But in terms of the infuser, usually, they are manufactured from stainless steel and come with differing mesh finishes. Depending on the type of loose leaf tea you like to drink, you may need to look for a tea infuser with a fine mesh to prevent smaller leaves from escaping into your tea.
Do You Want to Be Able to See Your Tea Infuse?
If you enjoy the process of watching your tea infuse, then the obvious choice for you is a glass teapot, as they give you the chance to sit, relax and be in complete control of the infusion process.
A glass teapot is also wonderful for flower teas and can make a beautiful addition to your home. The use of borosilicate glass means that you do not need to worry about your teapot being fragile or unable to withstand high heat. We even have a glass teapot in our review that you can place onto direct heat!
Do You Have a Preferred Finish?
What you would probably identify as a traditional teapot is usually made from ceramic. These are often beautifully decorated as the ceramic can be painted and glazed and are the perfect accessory to a country-style kitchen or lounge.
Ceramic teapots have good heat retention, so they will brew and keep your tea hot for longer, which is especially important if you have selected a teapot with a larger capacity, three cups or more.
Ceramic teapots tend to be less focused on brewing loose leaf tea but can include a built-in filter or be used with a tea strain if you are a fan of loose tea.
If you want a teapot with an infuser and like to judge the best brew, then a glass one is a great option. Borosilicate glass means that your teapot has high heat retention but is comfortable to handle, while also meaning that you can see your loose tea or the stainless steel infuser. This becomes a beautiful focal point for your afternoon tea!
Stainless Steel Teapots
Stainless steel teapots make flavourful tea and tend to be inexpensive but perhaps have a reputation for more utility and fewer aesthetics.
They are lightweight and won’t rust, and are perfect for people who care about the perfect pot of tea rather than what the teapot looks like.
How Many Cups of Tea Do You Want to Be Able to Serve?
Capacity is perhaps an obvious factor but one that catches people out! Whether you are the only tea drinker in your house or have a whole family of tea drinkers, you will determine what size teapot you need, not always to be getting up to refill.
If you are looking at a small teapot, it is still important to ensure that the capacity is big enough for the size mug you like to drink from, or if you want to drink a couple of mugs from one pot that it can cater for this.
Conversely, many glass teapots with larger capacity and the inclusion of a stainless steel infuser are difficult to use for occasions when you only want a cup or two of tea. In these models, the infusers often don’t reach down to the bottom of the pot, meaning that you have to brew a lot of liquid anyway!
We hope you have been able to find the right product for you, whether that be an infuser teapot for one or a large ceramic teapot for all the family. If you are still struggling to decide from the many teapots on the market today, then why not try our editor’s choice for the best teapot in the UK – the London Pottery Globe Polka Dot Teapot with Strainer.
This is a teapot for tea leaves or teabags and is made from ceramic. The London Pottery company is eponymous with ceramic teapots, which have the traditional hand-painted aesthetic and are a great addition to any kitchen!
The stoneware teapot with tea strainer has a built-in ceramic filter that stops larger particles from pouring out with your tea, meaning you can use it to brew loose tea as well as using tea bags. The filter is not removable but is built into the base of the spout.
This teapot has a maximum capacity of 500 ml, so if you have a larger group of friends or family around, you may need a larger one, but it is perfect for a chat and a cup of tea with a good friend!
Like all the best teapots, this one has a drip-proof spout that pours beautifully, so you do not have to mop up tea puddles or stains from your worktop or table. Additionally, this teapot has an easy-grip lid and a wide handle to aid pouring.
When you purchase the teapot, it comes packaged in a gift box, so you have that feeling of treating yourself or someone else to the perfect cup of tea!
Tania is a full-time writer and home product enthusiast. She loves helping readers not only get the most out of their home but to also pick the right products for their needs.