10 best teapots to buy
Whether you want a delicate Japanese-inspired pot, or like to keep things classic with floral stoneware, we’ve found 10 of the best teapots in which to brew your morning cuppa
Looking for the best glass teapot? Want to buy a teapot with an infuser? Read on for the best teapots in which to brew your morning brew, whether you want something bold and colourful or traditional and classic.
In need of more tea inspiration? Check out our round-up of the best gifts for tea lovers or treat yourself to an afternoon tea delivery for the full experience at home. We've also got plenty of tea recipes to try, from the perfect refreshing iced tea to a decadent toasted tea and marmalade bread and butter pudding.
Best teapot to buy at a glance
- Best budget teapot: John Lewis Anyday Teapot, £10
- Best classic teapot: M&S Hampton fine china teapot, £25
- Best personalised teapot: Emma Bridgewater hearts teapot, from £46
- Best stoneware teapot: Le Creuset stoneware teapot, £58
- Best modern teapot and cups set: ZENS Japanese tea pot set, £55.99
- Best blowout teapot: Marimekko unikko teapot, £89
- Best enamel teapot: Falcon enamel teapot, £19.32
- Best teapot for loose leaf teas: Pimlico glass teapot, £30
- Best colourful teapot: Forlife stump teapot, £30.50
- Best Japanese-style teapot: Suisen blue Japanese teapot, £37.50
Best teapots to buy 2023
John Lewis Anyday fine china teapot
Best budget teapot
If you prefer not to splash a lot of cash on a teapot, you can’t go wrong with this simple John Lewis offering. For just £10, this classic china teapot has a generous 1.1 litre capacity and is dishwasher safe. An easy, bargain option you don’t have to worry about breaking.
M&S Hampton teapot
- Available from Marks & Spencer (£25)
Best classic teapot
We love the straight sides of this simple, chic teapot. The contemporary design has a delicate striped pattern, which is also available as a range of tableware, from a complete 12-piece dinner set to cups and saucers. Ensuring your next tea party is smartly co-ordinated has never been easier.
Marks & Spencer (£25)
Emma Bridgewater personalised pink hearts teapot
- Available from Emma Bridgewater (from £46)
Best personalised teapot
If you’re giving a teapot as a gift, add a special touch with a personalised phrase painted onto it. This pink heart design is sweet and romantic, but you can also choose vibrant blue stars, polka dots or smart green leaf prints to personalise.
Emma Bridgewater (from £46)
Le Creuset stoneware grand teapot
Best stoneware teapot
Made from stain-, chip- and crack-resistant stoneware, this durable cream teapot comes with a handy anti-drip spout and a large handle for easy pouring.
ZENS ceramic infuser tea pot set
Best modern teapot and cups set
A sleek white frosted ceramic pot that’s smooth to the touch, with a curved wooden handle and handy removable strainer. The four delicate pebble-shaped cups on the side along with rattan coasters make it a perfect set to give as a gift.
Marimekko unikko teapot
- Available from Marimekko (£89)
Best blowout teapot
Invest in this pretty porcelain pot with natural wood handle if you want to add some iconic Finnish design to your kitchen table.
Best enamel teapot
This enamel teapot has a sweet retro feel to it. Take your pick of colours, from simple neutrals to bright red or samphire green. Despite looking diminutive, it has a generous 1 litre capacity.
Pimlico Glass Teapot
- Available from Whittard (£30)
Best teapot for loose leaf teas
Expertly crafted, this petite Pimlico Teapot is made out of heat-resistant borosilicate glass and comes with a removable stainless-steel infuser and a spring filter, perfect for larger leaf teas.
Forlife stump teapot
Best colourful teapot
With a stainless-steel filter, this vibrant cafeteria-style teapot is another great option if you love loose-leaf tea. It will make a statement on your kitchen counter and there's a huge range of cheery colours to choose from, from this zesty mandarin to bright red or lilac.
Suisen Blue Japanese teapot
- Available from Sous Chef (£37.50)
Best Japanese-style teapot
Suisen, or large white daffodils decorate this authentic Japanese blue teapot. Fit with a removable infuser for loose-leaf teas and at around 500ml, this porcelain pot would make an excellent gift.
Sous Chef (£37.50)