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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. 

Tea Gifts

Top 5 Holiday Tea Accessories

December 2, 2021

Tea is a timeless cultural activity that has been popularized for its ceremonial and health benefits, as well as its universal nature. From the dawn of time, tea has been instrumental in holistic healing in ancient tribes, ceremonies in the Eastern world, and a part of countless traditions around the world. In today’s world, tea is a part of millions’ morning routines and can be partnered with accessories to enhance your tea drinking experience. In this article, we cover the top 5 tea accessories that will take your tea routine to the next level. 

A Reliable Commuter Cup for the Tea Drinker On-The-Go

A commuter cup can be the perfect practical gift for yourself or another tea lover in your life! Save the time and cost of going to the coffee shop, and take your favorite blend with you on the go! This cup is perfect for travel of all types, from the daily work commute to hiking and adventuring with the family. 

This product is designed to fit seamlessly into your morning routine, coming in either 9 or 17-ounce capacities. Whether you love cold or hot brews, this cup can do it all. You can keep your hot beverages hot for 5 hours, and your cold beverages icy for 18 – nearly an entire day. The classy ceramic-coated interior and the 360-degree spillproof lid make this the perfect holiday gift option. 

A Cocktail Infusion Recipe Book that Can’t Be Beat 

This accessory can quite literally change your tea routine. Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist’s Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails by Abigail Gehring gives your tea lover the perfect push to mix it up a bit, and has countless delicious recipes to dive into for a change of pace. Every recipe is infused with different ingredients and blends, bringing the flavors of the world together right in your kitchen. 

The cookbook is 176 pages, each one filled with vibrant and unique recipes sure to stun at your next event. This accessory is perfect for one who loves to entertain and is always looking for the next taste-based adventure. 

Hint: Our China Keemun tea is a full-bodied delicious brew that is sure to be a delicious base for just about any tea recipe you find!

A Clear Teapot That Will Class Up Your Kitchen

Part of the beauty of tea is the intentionality and unique process of brewing. Tea was meant to be enjoyed both by taste and by observation. This pot is handcrafted to deliver an artisanal and minimalistic modern touch to your kitchen, all while allowing you to view the beautiful steeping process. The pot is built for durability, crafted from lead-free borosilicate glass. 

This accessory is the perfect option for the tea lover who seeks simplicity and ease. The pot is microwave safe and easy to clean. The capacity is perfect for your routine, holding up to 25 fluid ounces with each use. Enjoy the little things and begin your journey of intentionality with this beautiful pot! 

A Sleek Infuser-Styled Bottle That’s Perfect For Daily Use 

If you are looking for your perfect accessory on the go, but like slower brewed blends, sometimes the travel cups just don’t cut it. You need something that allows you to brew alongside your busy schedule, delivering that perfect potency with every sip. If this sounds like you, we recommend the Teabloom Infusion Tumbler. 

The sleek design and company commitment to sustainability and versatility make this the perfect tool to use in your daily routine – enjoying your tea in an ethically-minded way with a low-impact bottle that is designed for use no matter where you are! Whether you’re hiking the trail, camping or traveling, or simply going to work, this bottle is meant to travel and infuse with you. 

You can enjoy a 16 fluid ounce capacity, and an easy-to-grip design that comes in an array of stunning colors, including rose gold, navy blue, ruby red, black, and pearl white. 

We recommend a delicious tea to be used with such a beautiful bottle. Look no further than our distinctly light and flavorful Blackberry Jasmine green tea!

Screw-Top Tea Storage System in Packs of 1, 3, or 5 Jars

Storing your tea properly preserves the life and function of your tea leaves. Loose-leaf teas often lack preservatives or stabilizers found in other tea, which can lead to dulled tastes and impaired utility with prolonged exposure to air or poor storage methods. These jars are created to help you to store your tea in confidence and to preserve that bold flavor in every sip.

These handy jars come in packages of 1, 3, or 5 jars and feature easy-to-use screw top lids. They are made of classic and sleek ultraviolet glass that prevents light rays from damaging the fragile flavors and body of the leaves. The material is completely BPA-free, so you can sip in confidence knowing that your health is preserved.

This is the perfect gift for a lover of loose-leaf blends, or for someone who is just falling in love with the tea-making routine. These look classy on any countertop and are the perfect size for easy storage.

Tea Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

December 6, 2016

The holidays are coming up, and with it lots of gift shopping. Whether you’re buying for a tea-loving co-worker, teacher, paramour, or friend, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled 10 gift ideas sure to put a smile on any tea aficianado.

1) Matcha Starter Kit

If you were inspired by our post about how to host a Japanese tea ceremony, scoop up this Matcha Starter Kit from Teavana. It includes a 40 gram-canister of Organic Imperial Matcha, an 80-bamboo bristled matcha whisk, and a matcha bowl inspired by traditional Japanese pottery.

2) Tea of the Month Club

Give the gift of tea every month with this Tea of the Month Club from Teabox. Your recipient can take a quiz that gives Teabox data to select the best teas for him or her. Depending on how much tea she dinks, Teabox will send the tea lover in your life enough tea to make 12, 30, or 120 cups of tea per month. Every time your recipient brews a cup, he’ll have you to thank. It’s the gift that keeps on brewing.

3) Oceanstar Bamboo Tea Box

This Bamboo tea box provides a sleek organizational system for any tea lover’s assortment of bags. An acrylic glass lid covers the box without obscuring a view of the eight storage pockets. This box dresses up any basic black tea bag, and matches the sophistication of the most intricate blends.

4) Shark Tea Infuser

This cute tea infuser from HeroNeo brings a little danger to your cup of tea. Well, not really. This shark’s made of silicon rubber and it’s too cute to bring anything but charm to your afternoon cup of tea. This sea creature can survive in water from -22 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Pretty tough for something so adorable!

5) Old Havana Teapot

This teapot from Anthropologie delivers a feminine, turquoise presence to your kitchen, and can double as a gorgeous vase when not in use boiling water. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe. Practical and stunning? Your Secret Santa will be praising your gift giving skills through the New Year.

6) Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist’s Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails

For the tea and sprit-loving gentleman or lady in your life, this cookbook delivers innovative tea-based cocktail recipes. Your giftee will learn how to make concoctions such as: the Rooibos Berry Daiquiri, the Chai White Russian, the Riesling Jasmine Hot Toddy, and the Dark and Stormy Ginger Tea. Tea just got a little more grown-up, and this gift is perfect for those 21 and over.

7) Heart Shaped Mugs

Pick up these heart shaped mugs and personalize them with you and your significant other’s names. If your loved one is in a committed relationship with tea, this mug shows him that you are also his perfect match. 

8) The True History of Tea

As one of the most consumed beverages in the world, tea has a long, rich history as an important trading commodity that linked empires in manners both enriching and violent. The True History of Tea explores that complex history. Author Erling Hoh of Archaeology and Natural History teams with University of Pennsylvania and The Tarim Mummies Professor Victor H. Mair for a book that explores tea in the ancient worlds of China and Japan to the modern European empires. For the tea-drinking history buff in your life, a book on the history of one of the world’s most important commodities is a slam dunk.

9) Personalized Tea Blend

Blends For Friends crafts a custom-blend of tea that perfectly encapsulates your gift recipient’s personality. You’ll get 125 grams of tea in a decorative tin with a “personalized and quirky blend recipe descriptor subtly referencing the personality traits of the recipient.” It also comes with a gift box so you won’t have to worry about gift wrapping. If you want to give a thoughtful, personal gift, you can’t get much better than this.

10) Sugar Doilies

If your giftee is on the fancier side, a cube of sugar just won’t do. So give him or her these sugar sculptures that add beauty to a cup of tea and dissolve in about 2 minutes.

Happy Holidays!