Last Updated On July 15th, 2021
For many of us, drinking tea is a daily part of our lives. We drink tea in the morning, tea in the afternoon, and we even drink tea before bed. With this in mind, don’t you think you deserve to own the best teapot in the UK for your specific tea drinking needs? We sure do! That’s why we curated this list of the top 10 best teapots available on the market today. We made sure to include a range of materials, styles, and designs to suit as many tea requirements, tea preferences, and tea-drinking styles as possible.
Best Teapot Reviews – Top 10 Picks
Our Editor’s Choice for the best teapot is the London Pottery Globe. London Pottery is a leading UK teapot brand and the Pottery Globe is a great all-around choice that has a large capacity and good heat retention.
The London Pottery Globe teapot has a large 3-litre capacity that makes approximately 10 cups of tea per pot. It has a solid ceramic structure with a wide-set curved handle and a spout that is positioned to prevent drips. It also features a nub on the front above the spout for a more balanced and supported pour. A ceramic tea infuser is built-into the base so you can easily brew loose tea or tea bags.
The Globe teapot also comes in five smaller sizes and is available in 22 colours that include neutral, bright, and fun polka dot colour patterns. It is also dishwasher safe for an easy cleaning process.
Be aware, the strainer is built-in making it harder to clean, you may still experience a few stray leaves in your tea, and the handle may heat up a bit.
Dimensions: 32.5 x 20 x 20 cm (L x W x H)
The Demmex Turkish Copper teapot is a great choice for anyone seeking luxury quality with a highly durable design and a decorative appearance.
The Turkish Copper teapot by Demmex has a large 2.9-litre capacity and is made with 1mm thick handmade engraved Turkish copper with a food-safe nonreactive lining and is approved for stovetop use. The thick copper is crafted in Turkey and is expected to last for generations of use.
The Demmex Turkish Copper teapot is also available in plain hammered copper or hammered antique copper in addition to the engraved model we like so much. It features a hinged handle with a heat-resistant wooden grip but we recommend using a smaller burner to prevent unnecessarily overheating it on the stove.
Full disclosure, this teapot doesn’t whistle when the water boils and it can not go in the dishwashing machine. Additionally, the 1.29kg weight of this teapot is a bit heavier than most, even before you add water.
Dimensions: 23.6 x 19.56 x 16.26 cm
The Ansio Glass teapot is a great choice if you are looking for a good value option. Its glass structure allows you to view your tea while it brews so you can easily determine when it has reached the desired strength so you can remove the tea leaves.
Ansio’s clear borosilicate glass teapot features a 550ml capacity that makes approximately 2-3 cups of tea. It has a square-shaped pitcher design with a short pour spout angled upward to prevent drips. A removable stainless steel french press style infuser and lid allow for easier control over the brew strength and the tea infuser’s mesh is fine enough to prevent stray leaves from escaping into your tea.
The Ansio Glass teapot is entirely dishwasher safe, however, we recommend hand washing the stainless steel components to prolong usability. This teapot comes in two larger capacities as well.
You may experience lower heat retention with this teapot due to its glass design. Also, its smaller size is not good for more than one or two people max and the handle may heat up a bit during use.
Dimensions: 13.5 x 9 x 15 cm
Our favourite borosilicate glass teapot is the Assam brought to you by the top French press brand Bodum. Bodum is known for developing products that intersect form, function, and sustainability and the Assam teapot is no exception to their company standard.
The Bodum Assam teapot has a 1-litre capacity and is made with clear borosilicate glass. It features a stainless steel french press style permanent tea infuser with an added elastic silicone rim to help keep all of your tea leaves inside while pouring. This teapot also has a short pour lip instead of a long spout which should make it more durable.
The Bodum Assam teapot has a curved handle with a slight bend to promote an ergonomic grip. It is also available in a 0.5-litre size, a 1.5-litre size.
Unfortunately, due to the built-in infuser, this teapot is not dishwasher safe, it has a tendency to drip if filled to the brim, and the silicone seal may prove to be less durable after a considerable amount of use.
Dimensions: 19 x 14 x 15.8 cm
The Daze teapot by Tealyra is our top choice for the best teapot with infuser superiority because of its amazing straining ability.
The Telayra Daze teapot has a medium-sized 1.4-litre capacity that can hold about 6 cups per pot. This ceramic teapot features a removable stainless steel strainer with extra-fine holes for catching loose leaf tea paired with a hinged stainless steel lid with an easy push-button open. We also really like the cool to the touch ergonomic curved handle that is extra-long for an easy grip.
The Tealyra Daze is completely dishwasher safe, including the removable infuser. Like other ceramic teapots, the Daze does a great job of retaining heat. It has a tall minimalist design and comes in blue, red, black, and, white.
Keep in mind, this teapot with infuser is not intended for stovetop use, the spout may drip a bit when the pot is completely full, and there are reports indicating that its size could possibly be smaller than advertised by about 2 litres.
Dimensions: 22.8 x 22.1 x 17.6 cm
Next up on our best teapot in the UK list is the Teabloom Cherry Blossom. This teapot has a highly decorative design that is great for afternoon tea.
The Teabloom Cherry Blossom teapot has an 800ml tea capacity. The pot is made from heat resistant clear borosilicate glass. The lid, removable tea infuser, and warming platform are all made from white ceramic with a cherry blossom pattern. The teapot warmer allows you to place a tea light candle beneath the pot for added warmth. It also has a large rounded handle and a no-drip spout.
This teapot comes with 2 flowering teas as an added bonus so you can watch the tea brewing and unfold through the excellent viewing established by the clear glass teapot. Teabloom’s teapot comes with a one year warranty, and the pot is also dishwasher safe.
Cons for this teapot include it having a smaller size, the handle possibly retaining some heat, and it losing heat quickly, even with the warming platform.
Dimensions: 20 x 12.7 x 13 cm
The Tealyra Jove teapot is another great option on our list with a top-quality tea infuser. It is made with Japanese porcelain and has a simple yet stylish design.
The Tealyra Jove teapot has a 1-litre capacity that can brew 3-4 cups per pot. It comes with an extra-fine removable stainless steel loose leaf tea infuser and features a wide opening hinged metal lid for easy access to the basket. It has a no-drip spout and a rounded handle with an exaggerated angle for easier pouring.
The ceramic structure of this teapot means it does a good job retaining heat and it is completely dishwasher safe. With the Jove teapot with infuser, you can choose between yellow, red, or blue.
Be aware, the Jove teapot is not heat resistant for stovetop use, may show scratches over time, and the colour may be a bit paler than expected based on the pictures.
Dimensions: 20 x 17.4 x 15.4 cm
Ehugos Glass teapots make our best teapots list thanks to the extra attention and consideration given to ensuring you won’t get stray loose leaf tea leaves in your cup of tea.
The Ehugos Glass teapot has a 1.5-litre capacity. It is made with borosilicate glass and features a removable extra-fine stainless steel strainer basket and lid for brewing loose leaf tea leaves. In addition, Ehugos added an Edelstahl filter into the base of the spout to filter out and stray tea leaves and prevent drips. This teapot also has 3 holes on the lid to allow for a smoother pouring experience.
The Ehugos Glass teapot has an extra-large rounded handle and a space-saving pitcher style design giving it a modern appearance. It is microwave, stovetop, and dishwasher safe for the easiest tea brewing possible.
With the Ehugos Glass teapot, your pot of tea may cool a bit faster than preferred. Also, it is made with thinner glass and while it may be a non drip teapot, the lower spout position means it can’t be totally filled to the top with hot water.
Dimensions: 21.8 x 21.5 x 19.1 cm
The Sweejar Home Royal teapot is a great choice for anyone seeking an elegant, highly decorative teapot for drinking their afternoon tea in style.
The Sweejar Home Royal teapot has a 795ml capacity that makes about four cups of tea per brew. It is made with a solid ceramic structure that helps keep your pot of tea warm and features a removable stainless steel infuser for straining loose leaf tea leaves. The large rounded handle is easy to grip and has a decorative flourish as well.
This teapot with infuser has a ridged pumpkin shape design with a decorative gold coloured border and lid handle. It is both microwave and dish washer safe and comes in pink, purple, or white colours. Sweejar also sells matching pieces that allow you to create a complete tea set using their Royal design.
Keep in mind, the Royal teapot does have a smaller size, is not designed for stovetop use, and you may find the design makes it a bit trickier to extract the lid and the infuser.
Dimensions: 21.2 x 21 x 20 cm
The Zens Ceramic Set is a great choice if you are looking for a gift or a more decorative set with a minimalist design. This Japanese style tea set comes with all the pieces needed for tea drinking, just add hot water and of course, tea leaves.
The Zens Ceramic Set’s pot has an 800ml capacity that is good for making a cuppa tea for you and a friend, maybe more if you are light tea drinkers. It is made using Japanese style white ceramic with a matte glazed finish. It comes with a removable stainless steel infuser for brewing loose tea and features a wood and brass hinged handle as well as a no-drip spout.
This teapot comes with 4 double-walled teacups and 4 rattan coasters to complement each cup and complete the kitchen set. It is available in white or grey colours and a white, two cup option. Both the pot and cups are dishwasher safe.
Cons for this teapot set include it coming in a smaller size including the cups, it not being suitable for stovetop use in your kitchen, and it has a lengthier washing process because it is recommended you remove the wood and brass handle before cleaning the pot.
Dimensions: 29 x 21 x 18 cm
Teapot Pro Tips: A Buyer’s Guide
That concludes our top 10 list of reviews. Now let’s explore how and why we chose the products we did for our list so you can make sure to choose the best teapot for your specific needs when you are ready to go ahead and purchase.
What to Look for in the Best Tea Pots
If you are wondering, what should I look for when buying a teapot? The following sections have got you covered. They explore some of the most important traits to account for when comparing teapots and alert you to what the experts are looking for as well. After all, it’s not only about loose leaf tea infuser style or the build material alone, all the components can affect your decision process.
One of the best places to start, that’ll get everyone on the same page when it comes to comparing teapots, is with water capacity. The water capacity you need for your pot depends on how much tea you like to brew with each pot and also how many people you generally are brewing tea for at one time.
In general, teapots’ water brew capacity ranges between 500ml and 3-litres. If you don’t like to brew a lot of tea at one time or are the only one you plan on brewing for, a smaller teapot that is under 1 litre should be sufficient. However, if you are a heavy tea drinker or will be making tea for more than one person at a time you may want to go for a larger water capacity. We prefer a teapot with at least one or two litres of water capacity in our homes.
Teapot With Infuser
Infusers are another key element to compare when choosing the best teapots. Infusers allow you to brew loose leaf tea without the need for teabags. If you don’t like loose leaf tea this may not matter but we find it is an important trait to pay attention to because not all loose tea infusers are made the same.
Loose tea leaves are often very fine which means they can easily escape infusers that don’t have a fine enough strainer design. For the most part, we have found that stainless steel infusers often work best when it comes to keeping loose tea leaves out of your cup and inside the pot but only if the mesh is fine enough.
Ceramic loose tea infusers can also do a good job at keeping tea leaves out of your cup but not all perform nearly as well as a stainless steel infuser could and there is a greater likelihood that some tea leaves will permeate your cup.
Whether or not an infuser is removable can also factor into your decision. We like a removable infuser because it makes it easier to clean while also allowing you to control the brew strength by removing the tea leaves, something not permitted by a built-in infuser.
Design, Style, and Colours
Style, design, and colour are also important when choosing a teapot. Do you prefer more modern designs and styles? Or, a more classic design? Also, what colour teapot would best match your kitchen? Regardless of how you answered these questions, we tried to include something for everyone on our best teapots list.
We also think the best teapots should be easy to clean, especially considering all of the tea leaves you’ll be using to brew that can easily hide in tiny holes and corners. We think the easiest way to clean a teapot is in a dishwashing machine but they can also be easy to hand wash as well, depending on the design.
What Material Makes the Best Kind of Teapot?
Another great way to determine which teapot is best for your needs is to consider the build material used for construction. What material makes the best teapot? It depends on what you are prioritizing. Ceramic, borosilicate glass, and metal teapots are the most popular varieties found.
These are a great addition to any kitchen as they tend to be a bit more decorative and come in different colours. Ceramic teapots also do a great job at keeping your tea warm after it’s done brewing, are fairly durable and are almost always dishwasher safe. However, ceramic teapots are often unsuitable for stovetop use which can be a problem for some but it just means you will have to add water to the pot after it has been heated up. Despite this, if you’re looking for the best thermal teapot, you should look in the direction of ceramics.
Although they are not quite as good at retaining heat, they are stovetop approved, dishwasher safe, and also allow you to monitor the strength of your tea as it is brewing. A glass teapot is also popular for use with a flowering loose tea because it lets you watch the flowers bloom inside the pot.
Like the copper one on our list, metal teapots are the most durable option. However, they generally are not dishwasher safe and don’t do a great job at retaining heat. Cast iron is another common metal used to make teapots.
In addition to the material used to make the pot, stainless steel infusers and lids are also common. Stainless steel is a great build material for teapots because it cleans easily, doesn’t retain an odour, and stainless steel is of course, extremely durable.
The Best Teapot for You
Now that you know all about what traits make a product eligible for our best teapot in the UK list, it’s easy to see why we chose London Pottery Globe teapot as our number one Editor’s Choice.
The Globe teapot with infuser features a sturdy ceramic build with a classic style design, a 3-litre water capacity, good heat retention and a wide handle for comfortable pouring. It also boasts a pouring nub above the no-drip spout, a built-in infuser, an extra-large capacity and a dishwasher safe design. It even comes in 22 fun colour options to suit every kitchen.
Is the London Pottery Globe teapot the right choice for you and your kitchen or would one of the other recommendations on our list better suit your tea drinking and kitchen needs?