40 Unique Teapots to Help You Savour The Taste Of Tea
Have you ever wondered how tea drinking became a thing? It has its roots in China where it was used as a medicinal drink as early as 2737 BC. Buddhist priests later introduced it to Japan where green tea became part of Japanese life. By the 1840’s tea time became a British tradition. America’s introduction to tea in the 1600’s led to the infamous Boston Tea Party. Today hot and iced tea are popular in the states and tea houses can be found in most cities across the U.S. Different varieties of teas have different uses. Jasmine tea is known to provide energy and soothe the stomach, green tea is full of antioxidants, black tea is suggested to reduce stroke risks, white tee has potent anticancer properties, and oolong helps to lower cholesterol.
It wasn’t until tea leaves were introduced that teapots were essential to tea making. And today there are so many styles to choose from. Here we share some of the most attractive teapots from the east, west and everywhere in between.
Kurl Tea Pot with Infuser: With this stainless steel tea from the Gourmet Coffee and Tea Collection you get a handcrafted piece, every piece is slightly different from the next. Its contemporary teardrop design will fit any style.
Eva Teapot: The Eva stoneware teapot is dishwasher safe and comes with an infuser. Its designer from Maia Ming Designs enjoys Lapsong Souchong tea in the morning. Try your favorite flavor in this black and white cute teapot for yourself.
Teapot with Brewing Steeper: The wooden handle on this teapot with brewing steeper connects you with natural wood, starting your Zen moment even before your tea is brewed. The minimalist designed pot has an adjustable strainer to allow you to control how your tea is infused.
Teapot for One: Shaped like an egg, this stainless steel Minos teapot and cup for one works in kitchens with any design, from retro to contemporary. It comes equipped with heat resistant swappable silicon handles
Olivia Teapot: This red Chantal Olivia Teapot looks lovely and is also functional. The three cup pot features an ergonomic handle, handles the heat well, and has a non-porous glaze preventing flavors from absorbing into the piece.
Peacok Teapot: This graceful peacock teapot brings nature to your kitchen. Sculpted in porcelain, each piece is hand-painted. Cups to match this proud peacock can be found in our post with more peacock décor .
Bird on Bamboo Teapot: A songbird perching on bamboo serves as the handle for this exquisite Franz hand crafted porcelain teapot. The detailed painting and interesting shape of the piece makes it a work of art.
Lady with Hat Teapot and Cup Set: A cute teapot designed as a hat sits atop this cute “lady” tea cup. The teapot comes in a variety of hat designs, choose one or a few and make a collection of this unique design.
Cast Iron Japanese Style Teapot: Tea time in Japan is a centuries old tradition. This traditional Japanese cast iron teapot, also called a tetsubin, is perfect for brewing tea. The cast iron is distributes heat evenly, pulling out the best flavors of your tea and can keep it warm for an hour. Included is a stainless steel infusing basket.
Floral Cast Iron Teapot: This cobalt blue floral cast iron teapot holds 34 ounces of your favorite blend. The cast iron will evenly brew your tea and an enameled interior gives the pot a longer life. A stainless steel infuser is also included. Beautiful in any kitchen, it would sparkle as a centerpiece in a country French designed room
Kyusu Teapot: The name says it all, Kyusu is a Japanese term for teapot and this low profile kyusu features a unique design feature. The handle and spout are on the same side. Made with crème ceramic, this cup is made in Japan and is available all over the world.
Minimalist Asian Style Tea Set: This porcelain teapot comes with two tea cups and infuser and can also be used for coffee. Porcelain is known to work best when making white and green teas because of its low heat transference. The set also comes with cute rattan coasters for your cups.
Yixing Teapot: Used by the Chinese since the 15th century, Yixing clay teapots are for perfect brewing black and oolong teas. Named for the town in the Jiangsu province in which the mineral rock that is used to make the clay is found.