If you plan on starting the habit of drinking tea, a teapot is the first thing that you will need.
The loose tea you are about to drink should lead you to the best teapot for loose tea to use. Teapots and kettles are available in the form of ceramics, glass, clay, stainless steel, fine porcelain and so on.
Some teapots better infuse certain types of teas, adding more flavor and sometimes even add special flavor due to the material, clay for example which is amazing in taste and unique! Compared to if you were to drink it from another teapot.
Also, the aesthetic or affective function of the teapot can be one of the reasons for choosing it, to the detriment of its functionality. Below we list some of the most common types of teapots.
These teapots date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), both functional and artistic. These teapots are collectible because of the forms in which they can be made: animals, flowers, dragons, fancy or elegant shapes.
The stamp printed on the bottom of the teapot shows the artist who made it and the fact that this teapot will last for decades if it is maintained in good conditions.
The special feature of these teapots is that they become better with each use. Because the clay from which it is made is very porous, it has the property of absorbing the flavor of the tea infusion, and this makes the teapot release more flavor with each new infusion and makes each new tea more intense. It is recommended to infuse one type of tea in each Yixing teapot. I personally consider it to be the simplest best teapot for loose tea. It’s great if you don’t want anything fancy but still preserve the feeling of tradition.
Really high quality clay!
It has “memory” that will intensify the taste.
It should last for a very long time.
It is recommended that you only use it for up to 3 types of teas.
The exact period in which the first such teapots were made is not very precise, but it is believed to be somewhere in the seventeenth century. Tetsubin teapots are made of cast iron and are decorated with different models. They are recognized as some of the finest processed teapots in the world.
As the name suggests, the Tetsubin tea comes from a country where tea is part of Japan’s national culture and they are part of a real ritual.
When tea became very popular in Japan, in the 19th century, the Tetsubin kettle became objects of social status. An interesting feature of this type of tea is the positioning of the mouth of the teapot.
The place where the decorations are found is the one on which the mouth is located, usually, this being pointed to the right side because these teapots were held with the right hand.
Heating: Charcoal fire, electric heating furnace, gas stove and induction cooker.
Details：Inside has a fine filter, it can prevent tea leaf into the water, easy to clean and remove
Using: Holds up to 1200mL. For ordinary use, water should be packed less than 80% full water, so as not to overflow when the water boils.
The most hit resistant of all!
Will last for a long time.
You can make every type of tea.
Will contribute to your iron intake.
Can be used directly on the stove.
It feels heavy.
It gets quite expensive as size and model complexity increase.
Johann Bottger of Germany discovered porcelain chips around 1710. His discovery was influenced by the shapes of Yixing teapots and Chinese porcelain. “Portland” derives from the Italian word “porcelain”, the name of glacier shells. This one can easily be Top 1 in the list of the best teapot for loose tea, really nailed it with the design! It looks like it was brought here with a time machine from ancient China.
The porcelain has the same brilliance, fragility and is as white as these shells, which is why it was named.
They have a good looking design.
Great for Black, White, Green, Rooibos Tea and alike.
Glass teapots have gained a good reputation lately because they can be used to infuse several types of teas without leaving their flavor. This property makes them very useful, especially for those who serve different varieties of tea.
Also, thanks to transparent glass, you can enjoy a wide variety of colors for different types of teas. Glass jugs are safe for use in the microwave or dishwasher, making them ideal for today’s consumers.
27 oz ultra clear glass teapot with stainless steel infuser
Includes micromesh stainless steel filter for loose teas or blooming teas
This teapot is purely handcrafted, made from heat-resistant glass. Dishwasher top rack safe or hand clean
You can see through it when you’re steeping tea which is awesome!
You can make any kind of tea in it.
You can easily clean it and can even use detergents.
This type of kettle takes its name from the color it has. It is made of red terracotta, with a very simple but very beautiful design. Brown Betty teas were originally made in the Bradell Woods area of Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Having a rich history behind, these teapots have begun to symbolize the importance of tea in the UK. The unique shape of these teapots leaves the tea leaves twisting inside when the water is poured for infusion, giving it a more intense flavor of the tea.
Many Britons consider brown Betty the best type of teapot due to the shape and the special clay that is made.
Classic English Brown Betty Teapot. Still manufactured in Stoke on Trent, England.
Brown Betty ceramic (red clay) keeps the tea hotter; longer than other (white clay) teapots
Pot shape allows for the perfect infusion of tea leaves when water is added.
Silver’s teapots are extremely durable and have the property of keeping the heat very well. Silver teasers became popular in the 1700s, but they are very popular even today, even though they are quite expensive.
A teapot can say a lot about your personality so make sure that you pick the best one for you.
Depending on the type of tea you drink, how much tea you drink and with how many people, how confortable you like to be and so on you can decide upon a teapot that’s perfect exactly for you!
For example if you keep things simple and you drink green tea, and once in a while you drink some black then a clay teapot would be perfect for you. On the other hand if you like to diversify often and have a lot of friends then a porcelain teapot would work for you.