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Glass Tea Set

How To Choose The Best Glass Tea Set

Loose leaf teas, herbal teas, and other true teas just taste better with a glass tea set. Plus, glass tea sets are as versatile as they are beautiful. So the next time you want an afternoon cup or a morning brew, try using a glass tea set. But first, let’s get into how to choose (and use!) a quality set.

What are the benefits of a glass tea set?

Many glass tea sets are crafted with borosilicate glass. This kind of glass makes glass tea sets durable, and helps the set handle boiling temperatures.

In addition, transparent tea sets let tea lovers watch as each tea leaf unfurls and steeps in real-time. Even better, many glass tea sets have plenty of room for an infuser — if they don’t already have one built in!

Is glass good for a tea set?

Glass tea sets often have high heat retention. This means each pot, each cup, and each sip stays warmer for longer. Plus, many glass teapots include a lid which helps seal in steam and fragrant aromas.

Best of all, you can brew loose leaf tea or bagged tea with a glass tea set. In which case, glass tea sets are a versatile addition to any tea set collection.

Are glass tea sets safe to use?

Some glass tea sets come with teapots that are safe for stovetop use. This means tea lovers can boil water directly in the teapot. Other teapots are made with a special kind of glass that can handle sudden changes in temperature without shattering.

However, not all glass teapots have the same benefits. In which case, use a tea kettle and check with the manufacturer before boiling.

Many glass tea sets are microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe as well. But it’s best to check the packaging or with the manufacturer to avoid damage.

Glass Tea Set