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.
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.
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.
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:
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
Low heat transfer
Easier to handle
Great for white and green teas
Holds tea temperature well
Smaller pot design
Brew highly-concentrated teas
Help taste subtle flavors
Ideal for white, green, and oolong teas
Retains tea aromas
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
Ancient design and vintage aesthetic
Great for stovetop brewing
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.