The 9 Best Teapots of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Sweese Porcelain Teapot with Infuser at Amazon

"Elegant and adorable...comes with a convenient stainless steel infuser that works with both bagged and loose tea."

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Cusinium Glass Teapot at Amazon

"This model holds three to four cups of tea in borosilicate glass so durable that you can put it directly on a gas stovetop."

Best Glass Teapot: Hiware Glass Teapot at Amazon

"Designed with a non-dripping spout and an open round handle, this borosilicate-glass pot is durable enough for everyday use."

Best Stoneware Teapot: Le Creuset Traditional Teapot at Wayfair

"The timeless look of stoneware [with] a few modern touches...a piece that will glisten for years to come."

Best Budget: Fitz and Floyd Teapot at Bed Bath & Beyond

"This classic-style teapot boasts contemporary features, like being dishwasher and oven safe, all at a bargain price."

Best Ceramic Teapot: Tealyra Daze Ceramic Teapot at Amazon

"Ceramic teapots are widely lauded for their long-lasting heat retention, easiness to clean, and traditional aesthetic."

Best Set: Pukka Home 22-Piece British Royal Series Tea Set at Amazon

"With 22 gorgeous pieces, this tea set has everything you need to entertain, and it makes a great gift."

Best High-End: Royal Albert Old Country Roses 3-Piece Tea Set at Wayfair

"One of Royal Albert's best-selling designs...Many say it's the best tea set they have ever owned."

Best Iron Teapot: Old Dutch Cast Iron Amai Teapot at Amazon

"This Japanese-inspired cast iron teapot is ideal for brewing up small batches of loose-leaf tea for yourself or a guest."

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    Best Overall: Sweese Porcelain Teapot with Infuser

    This 27-ounce teapot is both elegant and adorable. The round handle and slightly gooseneck spout give the item a classic silhouette, and it's available in a number of vibrant and glossy colorways, ranging from a timeless white to an eye-catching turquoise. It also comes with a convenient stainless steel infuser that works with both bagged and loose tea.

    The teapot is on the smaller side, but its capacity is sufficient for personal use; you can expect to brew about two to three cups at a time. Avid tea drinkers or customers who often host parties will be pleased to know that Sweese makes a nearly identical teapot at 40 ounces—the main difference is that the larger teapot does not include an infuser.

    Users give this teapot glowing reviews. Some of the highest praise is for its value for money, while others mention that the item makes an excellent gift. One thing to keep in mind is that the porcelain material is durable but not entirely resistant to chips and scratches.

  • 02 of 09

    Runner-Up, Best Overall: Cusinium Glass Teapot for Hot and Cold Tea with Infuser Set

    Excellent

    If you are looking for an everyday teapot that can hold a few mugs worth of warm brew, then this is your pick. This model holds three to four cups of tea in borosilicate glass so durable that you can put it directly on a gas stovetop. When the stainless steel parts are removed it can also go in the microwave to warm up your tea when it cools down a little. An added bonus is that it's dishwasher safe, so you can easily clean it after a long day. 

    Anyone who has ever poured hot water out of a teapot knows that burns do happen, but this item's lid is designed to stay cool so your fingers stay safe. And the ergonomic handle allows for a firm grip while holding the pot while the spout is spill free. The vast majority of reviews for this teapot are five stars, with positive comments like "lightweight and stylish" and "for such money I got a well made and great looking teapot!"

  • 03 of 09

    Best Glass Teapot: Hiware Glass Teapot with Removable Infuser

    Very Good

    This handcrafted glass teapot can be placed on the stovetop as well as in the microwave. At 45 ounces, this is a larger version of Hiware's 27-ounce glass teapot. Designed with a non-dripping spout and an open round handle, this pot is made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass that the manufacturer makes durable enough for everyday use. Reviewers call this pot "beautiful, sturdier than it looks" and "elegant."

    What's great about the pot is you can use the lid with or without the infuser so you can switch it up daily depending on your personal preference. This also has a two-year warranty so if you are scared of glass construction you are guaranteed it will hold up or you will get a refund. 

  • 04 of 09

    Best Stoneware Teapot: Le Creuset Traditional Teapot

    Le Creuset Traditional Teapot

    Le Creuset is known for high-quality (and colorful) cookware. With this teapot, the century-old French manufacturer takes the timeless look of stoneware and adds a few modern touches. It's chip-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and designed for long-lasting heat retention. The rounded handle is easy to hold, and the spout is elongated for better pouring. Perhaps the only downside is that the item does not come with a tea infuser.

    Available colorways vary depending on retailer. The most popular tends to be the striking blue Marseille, but the Oyster colorway, a more subdued grey, is also easy to find.

    At roughly 45 ounces, the teapot is sizable enough to entertain multiple guests. The price is surprisingly affordable too, especially for a piece that will glisten for years to come in the kitchen, dining room, or cabinet.

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  • 05 of 09

    Best Budget: Fitz and Floyd Teapot

    Everyday White® by Fitz and Floyd® Teapot
    Courtesy of Bed, Bath, and Beyond

    This classic-style teapot boasts contemporary features, like being dishwasher and oven safe (up to 250 degrees), all at a bargain price. There are no steel attachments which means the pot can be placed in the microwave, making it a smart option for those who like to warm up their tea throughout the day. At 48 ounces this is the perfect teapot for entertaining because you can warm multiple cups. This pot does not come with a tea infuser, but one can easily be added. Reviewers loved this teapot as being the great "everyday white teapot" that is "easy to clean" and "looks good in my kitchen."

  • 06 of 09

    Best Ceramic Teapot: Tealyra Daze Ceramic Teapot

    Ceramic teapots are widely lauded for their excellent heat retention, easiness to clean, and timeless aesthetic. Tealyra's Daze Ceramic Teapot has all these wonderful traits, plus it's available in seven colors to match any personality or kitchen décor. It has 24-ounce capacity and the ceramic body is built to resist high temperatures and stand the test of time. The extra-fine stainless-steel strainer prevents the smallest leaves from floating into your tea, resulting in the perfect cup.

    Feedback such as "does not drip when pouring" and "super sturdy" are what most customers say about this pretty pot. It also makes a wonderful gift for a friend who also cherishes a warm spot of tea on a cold day. 

  • 07 of 09

    Best Set: Pukka Home 22-Piece British Royal Series Tea Set

    With 22 gorgeous pieces, this tea set has everything you need to entertain. There are six tea cups, six saucers, six teaspoons, a sugar bowl, cream pitcher, stainless steel filter, and, of course, a gleaming 28-ounce tea pot. Every piece in the set is crafted from white porcelain and accented with an elegant gold trim. Customers say the porcelain is surprisingly sturdy, as the item has a nearly perfect rating for durability; the pieces are also dishwasher safe but should not be used in the microwave or on the stovetop. 

    What really separates this Pukka Home set from other options is its value for money. The price is extremely reasonable when considering the quality and number of pieces included, and customers also say it makes a great gift. More gift ideas for tea lovers can be found in this product round-up. If you’re looking for a pop of color, Pukka Home not only makes the set in Pure White but in Milk Purple and Young Pink as well. Keep in mind, however, that the set does not include the display stand used in photographs. 

  • 08 of 09

    Best High-End: Royal Albert Old Country Roses 3-Piece Tea Set

    Royal Albert Old Country Roses 3-Piece Tea Set

    You can't go wrong with any of Royal Albert's teapots or tea sets. The British company has been crafting gorgeous fine bone china for over 100 years. We chose the Old Country Roses motif because it's one of Royal Albert's best-selling designs. The company also makes dozens of pieces with the same lush floral pattern—including serving trays, napkin rings, and wine glasses—so you can expand your china collection whenever you like, all in a matching design.

    This set includes a 42-ounce teapot, sugar bowl, and cream jug. While it doesn't come with cups and saucers, we love that it provides three essential pieces at a price only slightly higher than buying the teapot by itself. If need be, tea cups in the Old Country Roses pattern can be purchased separately at a number of sites online. This collection has a nearly perfect five-star rating, with hundreds of reviews. Many customers say it's the best tea set they have ever owned.

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  • 09 of 09

    Best Iron Teapot: Old Dutch Cast Iron Amai Teapot

    Old Dutch Cast Iron Amai Teapot
    Courtesy of Wayfair

    This Japanese-inspired cast iron teapot is ideal for brewing up small batches of loose-leaf tea for yourself or a guest. Iron teapots are traditionally heavier, as the weight of the iron helps retain heat for an extended length of time, which is ideal for long brewing and taste. This item strikes the perfect balance between function and design, however, as it's on the lighter side for iron models, clocking in at 3.35 pounds. It's also equipped with enamel lining for rust resistance. Reviewers love this teapot for being dependable enough to use on a daily basis, and the iron design stands out in any kitchen.