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The Best Teapots on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most worthwhile. While we’ve covered other tea making necessities like the best electric kettles and the best gifts for tea lovers, here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed teapots on Amazon. (Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best glass teapots

Hario Cha Cha Kyusu Maru Teapot

“I’ve had several teapots over the years, ceramic, glass, and plastic, in addition to loose tea infusers in every size and shape. This is my favorite. It’s the perfect size, brewing two medium-sized mugs of tea. It really does make a difference having such a large basket for the tea leaves to float around in. Also, the spout is perfectly designed and does not dribble hot tea out while pouring. The price is fantastic, too.”

Willow & Everett Teapot Kettle

“This is a fabulous little teapot. I wanted a glass pot because I purchased the flowering tea balls and I wanted something pretty to brew them in. But I also wanted something practical for those times when I want to brew loose tea. This pot is perfect. The inner mesh strainer is easily removable so you can use it or not. I chose this pot in particular because it didn’t have the delicate glass spout that sticks out and takes up room. I love the modern shape. It holds enough water for several cups of tea.”

Vivreal Home Glass Teapot

“This is a really cute, fun, useful little teapot! We have used it with both loose teas and tea bags. It is fun for us to watch the colors permeate through the metal filter and slowly color the water. It has worked flawlessly both on the stove top and in the microwave (with the metal filter taken out, of course). Overall, if you are looking for a smaller, well-made, sturdy teapot for the money — then you should consider this teapot.”

Cozyna Glass Teapot with Infuser

“I’ve never used a teapot before and I’ve only recently got into trying to infuse looseleaf tea. Though I don’t claim to be an expert, I am thoroughly satisfied with this teapot and infuser. Aesthetically, it is quite clean, cute, and modern. The glass teapot as well as the metal parts seem to be constructed well and with good materials. I have decent sized hands and the handle is ergonomically comfortable. It is easy to clean and doesn’t take up a lot of space.”

Best cast iron teapots

Old Dutch Mini Cast-Iron Tokyo Teapot

“The crown jewel of my teapot collection. Cast-iron teapots have become my go-to because of their heat retaining properties. I have owned ceramic and glass as well, but since buying a small secondhand cast-iron teapot at an antique store, I was amazed and needed a large one as well for when there’s more than just me around (I call it my ‘party pot’). It has an internal, solid porcelain enamel that keeps the inside from rusting. It has an appropriately medium-large straining basket within, and the handle is very sturdy.”

Primula Cast Iron Teapot Blue Floral Design

“The best teapot I have ever owned! I am a self-confessed tea snob, importing teas from all over the world, taking care and time with brewing each cup I drink, so when I say this is the best I truly mean it. No other teapot has ever come close to the results provided by this one! The temperature consistency, the rate at which it reaches temperature, and the length of time it holds the temperature, is phenomenal. The temperature qualities also result in the smoothest-tasting cup of tea as all the heat goes to the tea. The pot is not only utilitarian, it is beautiful. The details and colors are amazing and it is the centerpiece of any counter or table I put it on.”

Primula Cast-Iron Teapot Green Dragonfly Design

“I consider myself a tea enthusiast. Every time I have company over and serve tea in this pot, I get literal shrieks of delight! ‘How charming!’ ‘Where did you find it?’ ‘Did you get it in Japan?’ I kid you not! It’s always a fantastic conversation starter for my afternoon teas. Great quality and beautiful craftsmanship. I bought a tea light warmer to complete the effect; it’s officially my favorite appliance.”

Best stoneware teapots

RSVP International Stoneware Teapot

“As a tea drinker for almost 50 years, I have owned many teapots and found it’s difficult to find large ones. I usually like a 4-cup pot and this one holds 5 cups! The color and shape are exquisite. It’s ergonomically comfortable, a must with a big pot. I have learned the shape of a spout is crucial when pouring, and this one has a graceful curve that lets you pour without dripping. I love everything about this product and have just ordered another one for backup.”

ForLife Curve Teapot with Infuser

“I could never figure out why one needed a teapot to drink tea. Now, I know why. This pot has completely changed my tea drinking experience. I went from having an average cup of tea, usually improper flavor and strength due to the spoon-style infusers, to sincerely enjoying my tea. The microscopic holes in the infuser mean no debris in my tea and very little dust from the leaves. There is plenty of space for the leaves to swish around and really get the flavor infused.”

Price & Kensington Teapot

“Very cute! This is my first teapot ever. I’ve been wanting one for so long but I’ve never been able to find one that is very ‘minimalist’ looking. This teapot does what it’s supposed to do, and it comes in different colors. It keeps my tea warm for a long time. I got the two-cup size and it is just enough for me. No one else in my home drinks tea so this is perfect for me.”

London Pottery Geo Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser

“This is the teapot I was searching for. I couldn’t be happier. The infuser makes a perfect cup from loose tea, and the liquid stays warm while infusing because of the clever design which allows the lid to fit on during infusion. And of course, the infuser can be lifted out if you are using teabags. It happily goes in the dishwasher and makes four normal cups of tea or two giant cups (my preference.) And it pours beautifully. I highly recommend this lovely item.”

Best porcelain teapots

Lenox Butterfly Meadow Teapot with Lid

“I bought the Lenox Butterfly Meadow teapot for my sister for her birthday, hoping it was a pretty as the picture. It is! The butterfly perched on the lid of the pot is dainty, but detailed, and actually is larger than what it appears in a picture! My sister absolutely loved the teapot!”

Royal Albert Old Country Roses Teapot

“This teapot and a few Old Country Roses cups and saucers can make tea with a few friends an occasion. In addition to being practical, it’s a beautiful piece that can be passed on to a family member or trusted friend so they can remember times with you and others. An occasional interior soaking in bleach water will keep it bone white.”

Morning Meadow Porcelain Butterfly & Dragonfly Teapot Trimmed In Gold

“I am so excited to use this lovely little teapot with my grandchildren! It is just as beautiful as pictured. The cream-colored background blends perfectly with the intricately detailed insects, leaves, and flowers. Most of the painted designs even have little gold accents to match the gold trim on the edges of the pot. Another nice feature is the notched lid that will not fall off when little ones (or Grandma!) pour tea.”

Best stovetop-safe teapots

Hiware Good Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser & Lid

“Oh, what a gorgeous little teapot! I love watching the tea steep, getting darker a little bit at a time. The holder for the tea leaves is really roomy, so the tea leaves just float around inside it, letting it steep really well and is also very good at keeping even the small leaves in, so you get a clear, beautiful tea with no bits floating in it. It is sturdier than it looks, too.”

Hiware 1000ml Glass Teapot With Removable Infuser

“This is the most beautiful teapot I have ever owned. The filter is wonderful; the holes are so fine that even the smallest tea leaves do not get through. The pot looks elegant with or without the filter. The collar, lid, and filter basket fit perfectly into the pot, and the filter has a little metal handle that allows it to be inserted and removed with ease. The pouring spout is wonderful. It has a nice opening — not too narrow, not too wide, and pours a delicate stream with no drips! The tea even sounds pretty when it is poured from this spout. Sort of musical.”

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The Best Teapots on Amazon, According to Reviewers