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Top 7 Teapots You Can Enjoy All Year Long (Buying Guide)

December 15, 2021

The holidays are upon us ⸺ and that means ‘tis the season to cozy up with your favorite cup of tea and enjoy the simpler moments of the season. Teapots can make the perfect gift for a tea lover in your life (or you…but we won’t tell anyone!) With so many options available, it can feel impossible to decide which is the best pot for your use. We’ve made it simple and evaluated the top options on the market, creating a top 10 list that you can refer to for all of your gifting needs this holiday season…and beyond. In this article, we cover 10 of the top teapot options that you can purchase for a tea aficionado in your life. 

What To Consider When Purchasing Your Teapot 

When you purchase your teapot, there are a variety of factors that you may consider prior to deciding. For example, you’ll want a teapot that appeals to your unique design aesthetic, and you’ll want a reliable vessel that can withstand the test of time even against repeated use and heat. Other factors that may contribute to your decision include: 

  • Location of manufacturer 
  • Accessories affiliated 
  • Material used 
  • Capacity 

No matter what your preferences are for your next teapot purchase, you can rest assured that there is a design and type for you to enjoy. The market offers thousands of different pots that you can enjoy and incorporate into your daily tea routine. 

Top Tier Cast Iron Japanese Style Teapot (Diamond Design) 

This pot offers a modern-day upgrade to your kitchen’s aesthetic and has a boiling capacity of 24 fluid ounces, which is approximately 3-4 cups of perfectly brewed tea. The cast-iron design offers the additional benefits of heat retention and the addition of iron into the water, which can act as a nutritional benefit and supplement to your body’s ability to absorb and utilize the element effectively. 

The teapot features an included infuser that is ideal for all tea types: loose-leaf, bagged teas, or blooming teas. It is easy to clean and can be cleaned with soap and water without damaging the pot. The geometric and minimalist design can easily add an air of sophistication to your kitchen.

Primula Half-Moon Teapot and Infuser Set 

This teapot and infuser set features a unique design that is sure to catch the eye of your fellow tea lover! The half-moon design comes in a complementary color triad, including blush, teal, and slate gray. The other half of the pot is crafted from heat-resistant borosilicate glass that lends itself to ultimate durability and longevity. The easy-to-grip handle makes every pour a breeze and is also treated to be heat-resistant, stopping injuries in their tracks. The design and esthetic make this the perfect gift for any tea fan in your life. 

Grosche Aberdeen Perfect Tea Maker Tea Pot + Coaster Set 

This set offers a more unconventional design, inviting the user to a bottom dispensing tea pour experience. This tea maker has an easy-to-clean design and is the perfect thing to start your tea drinking journey with, offering you the versatile capability of bagged brewing or loose-leaf brewing. It is considered to be shatterproof and features a BPA-free plastic construction that is easy to use and simpler to maintain than other brewers. 

T2 Tea Stainless Steel Flask Brewer 

This flask brewing system allows users to enjoy a unique tea brewing experience that gives the drinkers the ability to brew on the go ⸺  something rarely found in loose-leaf brewing systems. The flask is designed to be completely leakproof, and can effectively brew both cold tea and hot teas. This brewer is crafted from insulated stainless steel, preserving the taste and quality of your tea without compromising any of its temperatures no matter what environment you find yourself in. If you know a tea drinker who loves going on adventures, or camping, this is the ideal gift for them. 

Ceramic Tea Infuser Mug With Lid (16 Ounces) 

This tea infuser mug offers your loved one the gift of ease and versatility. The capacity allows for the perfect cup of tea that you can brew on the go, and enjoy for longer periods of time thanks to the insulated design. The cup is dishwasher safe and is safe for a variety of other use cases. To use for coffee, tea, water, cereal, or more, simply remove the infuser component of the cup. The handle is ergonomically designed and all elements used in the construction of the cup are lead and cadmium-free. This is perfect for a tea lover in your life who is always on the go! 

Home Craft Stainless Steel Iced Tea System 

Iced tea lovers… this one is for you! The Home Craft stainless steel iced tea system has a three-quart capacity and a proprietary filter design that is meant to extract the most vibrant, deep flavors possible from your blends. You can utilize the strength selector dial to enjoy the perfect cup of tea, every time. The energy-efficient model is set to shut off upon brew completion, so you never have to worry or wonder about prolonged use dangers or costs. 

Primula Press & Go Portable Tea Strainer

This tea strainer is constructed from high-quality Tritan plastic and features a double-walled design that enhances the ability of the brewer to hold temperatures for a longer period of time. You can also enjoy the spillproof design and sleek, easy-to-use handle and construction that can elevate your tea time with every sip. 

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How Much Caffeine Are You Drinking in Your Tea?

March 28, 2016

Although we can estimate how much caffeine will be in your cup of tea, determining this amount never comes down to an exact science. Many factors play into how much of a kick you can get from your daily brew. Caffeine occurs naturally in tea, but the content varies based on growing variances, manufacturing, steeping times and brewing conditions. So whether you’re looking to give yourself a boost for that late night study session or sip on a soothing blend before bed, check out our definitive ranking of tea based on caffeine level to know just how much you’re drinking:

Herbal Tea (0mg)

If you want to relax with a toasty cup before bed, then herbal tea is definitely the way to go. Herbal teas are a great way to enjoy the benefits from tea’s antioxidants while avoiding the jittery feelings that often accompany caffeine intake. Herbal varieties are typically all-natural, made from various plant materials including the leaves, stems, roots and flowers from plants other than the Camellia Sinensis. Another benefit? Herbal teas don’t pose the risk of having addictive qualities, as is typically common with caffeinated beverages. However, if you’re still craving a little caffeine throughout the day, try substituting one cup a day with an herbal blend.

Decaf Tea (2-6mg)

Now you’re probably wondering,”how and why is there any caffeine in decaffeinated tea anyways?” Well, it’s important to note that decaffeinated does not mean the same thing as caffeine-free. Decaffeinated tea typically refers to black or green tea that has had most of its natural caffeine removed through processes that involve either the soaking or filtration of the leaves. But rest assured, the amount is almost negligible – by law, decaf tea must have less than 2.5% of its original caffeine level. So go ahead and brew another cup, it won’t keep you up at night.

White Tea (10-15mg)

White teas are the least processed of all teas, releasing minimal amounts of caffeine from their leaves while giving off a very subtle and silky taste. Though typically lower in caffeine content than its more processed counterparts, there can still be a wide range. However, white teas are usually blended with different herbs which bring down the caffeine level. White tea is a good option at anytime of the day, boasting little to no negative side effects.

Green Tea (20-35mg)

Green tea works as a great midday pick-me-up. Its moderately low caffeine level produces a very steady effect when consumed, causing no peaks or plunges. It is also considered an effective meditative aid, acting as a mild stimulant without causing any insomnia or jitters. The benefits of green tea are also numerous, so if you want to drink two or three servings a day, I’m not stopping you…

Oolong Tea (30-50mg)

Oolong tea is halfway between green and black teas, both in caffeine and oxidation levels. It has the body and complexity of a black tea while still maintaining the brightness of a green tea, making it a favorite among tea connoisseurs. Its caffeine content is both healthy and palatable, so it can provide a nice boost without the risk of crashing later in the day.

Black Tea (40-60mg)

Black tea is the strongest and most caffeinated of all the tea varieties. It acts as the perfect way to awaken your senses and kickstart your day. Chai tea is on the lower end of the caffeine spectrum while more processed blends can release higher levels. If you’re worried about too much caffeine, don’t stress; black tea still pales in comparison to the ridiculous caffeine content in coffee (just another reason why tea will always prevail).