The 10 Best Glass Teapots

Updated October 24, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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We spent 39 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Whether you're an orange pekoe or lapsang souchong kind of person, one of these glass teapots will help you brew the perfect cuppa every time. They look more elegant than standard models and come with infusers to help you steep your choice of leaves for the right amount of time. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best glasses teapot on Amazon.

10. Pontique Clear

The Pontique Clear is safe to use on a gas stove, meaning it can do double-duty as a kettle. It is an extra-large option that has a 40-ounce capacity, and features an elegant angular handle that stays cool to the touch even when the pot's contents are piping hot.
  • can be heated in the microwave
  • made of durable borosilicate glass
  • can't make one cup at a time
Brand Pontique
Model COMINHKPR92267
Weight 1 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

9. Kendal CJ-300

For the solo drinker, the Kendal CJ-300 is an all-in-one vessel perfect for brewing a single serving of your favorite loose leaf variety when traveling or at the office. The lid serves as a base for the removable infuser once it's done steeping.
  • heat-resistant and microwave-safe
  • simple yet elegant design
  • very easily breakable
Brand Kendal
Model COMINHKPR90274
Weight 14.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

8. Yama Sitka

The 24-ounce Yama Sitka is a handy and handsome option that can be used directly on the stovetop to boil water before you begin steeping. The stylish stainless steel lid has a built-in micro-mesh filter to keep loose leaves out of your pour.
  • safe for use on electric stoves
  • good for use with blooming teas
  • handle gets very hot
Brand Yama Glass
Model YAMEP6
Weight 4.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. Bocha Loose Leaf 800ML

The large Bocha Loose Leaf 800ML features a pitcher-like shape and a blown spout that makes pouring easy once you're done brewing your pot to perfection. It has a removable filter inside the infuser that makes cleaning a snap.
  • high quality heat-resistant glass
  • angled handle for a comfortable pour
  • infuser basket is made of plastic
Brand BOCHA
Model TP1
Weight 13.6 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. Tea Beyond Juliet Set

The Tea Beyond Juliet Set sports an elegant design that includes a handcrafted pink rose on its lid and a pink handle. It includes a removable strainer, can be used to brew blooming and loose leaf teas, and is equipped with a drip-free pouring spout.
  • comes with 2 cups and saucers
  • top rack dishwasher safe
  • strainer is difficult to clean
Brand Tea Beyond
Model GFS2013
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. Toyo Hofu

The pitcher-style Toyo Hofu is a simple and elegant option with an oversized filter basket for brewing super-strong pots. Its borosilicate material is safe to use on all forms of stovetop, from gas to ceramic and coil-style burners, so it's suitable as a kettle as well.
  • delicately hand-blown glass
  • lid and infuser are stainless steel
  • tends to lose heat quickly
Brand Toyo
Model pending
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Bodum Assam

The Bodum Assam's patented press design stops the brewing process when the plunger is pushed down, so that your third cup tastes just as delicious as your first, with no added bitterness. It is made with durable, heat-safe materials.
  • available in several colors
  • insulating silicone-rimmed filter
  • lid can't be used without strainer
Brand Bodum
Model 1842-01GVP
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

3. Chef's Star Functional Infuser

The Chef's Star Functional Infuser features an eye-catching design that would make an interesting addition to any dinner table thanks to its angular stainless steel frame. Its infusion basket can be lowered into and raised out of the water below with a handy plunger.
  • handle stays cool to the touch
  • metal components are rust-resistant
  • plunger helps prevent overbrewing
Brand Chefs Star®
Model COMINHKPR83117
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. BobuCuisine 1200ml

The BobuCuisine 1200ml come with two rustproof mesh infuser baskets and is large enough to brew four to five cups at a time. It includes a stylish black cozy that zips up around the pot to keep it warm just in case you can't finish it right away.
  • lid stays in place while pouring
  • cozy is stain and odor-resistant
  • wire-handled basket for easy lifting
Brand bobucuisine
Model NA
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

1. Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru

The lovely Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru boasts an elegant and resilient Japanese construction and an ample capacity of 700 milliliters. It's crystal clear, so you can watch your favorite variety of leaves expand as they release their flavor, and it is easy to keep clean, too.
  • large mesh strainer basket
  • wide-mouthed for easy filling
  • great value for the price
Brand Hario
Model CHJMN-70T
Weight 13.6 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

A Brief History Of Tea

Wars have been fought because of it. Relationships have ended over it. And some monsters even put sugar in it. Yes, I'm talking about tea — and, as you might expect, its history is as rich and varied as its flavors.

The plant is believed to have originated thousands of years ago in what is now northern Myanmar or western China, and the Chinese province of Yunan is believed to be the first place where someone boiled tea leaves to make themselves a drink. It soon became a staple of the Chinese diet, used for both its flavors and curative properties. Around the 6th century C.E., tea was introduced to Japanese monks, who took to it instantly and made it as much a part of their culture as the Chinese had before them.

While tea became hugely important in Asia, Europe was slow to adopt the new beverage. In the late 1500s, Portuguese traders brought it back to the continent from their voyages to the East, but the Dutch were the first to import it on a large scale.

Great Britain, although crazy for the stuff now, was one of the last countries in Europe to join the tea-drinking craze. There's no mention of tea in Britain until 1658, when a newspaper ad urged readers to celebrate "Chinese Drink Day" at their local coffeehouse.

It would be the country's poor financial situation that would eventually cause the drink to be accepted by the populace. King Charles II, finding his government deeply in debt, agreed to marry the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza. In addition to a wife, Charles was awarded a substantial dowry from her father — including a chest of her beloved tea.

Once the new queen was seen drinking it, tea became a standard drink in noble circles. The East India Company began to import massive amounts of the stuff into England, but soon found themselves beset by high taxes and competition from smugglers. In fact, these tea taxes were so high that an outraged mob in Britain's new American colonies boarded three of the East India Company's ships and threw 342 chests of tea overboard in protest. This event, known as the Boston Tea Party served as a precursor to the American Revolution.

Tea went on to become so entrenched in British life that, when WWI broke out, the government took control of production to ensure that there would be no interruption of the supply. They would do this again during WWII, rationing it out to their citizens (and possibly winning the war accidentally in the process, as nothing will make the British fight harder than taking away their tea).

Today, tea is enjoyed around the world, and the early 20th century creation of the tea bag has made it more convenient to drink than ever before. While we may never know for sure how the tradition started, one thing is for certain: tea drinking is here to stay.

Choosing A Glass Teapot

The type of tea you most often drink is likely the biggest consideration when choosing a teapot. If you're a loose-leaf drinker, then one with an infuser is probably going to be your best bet. If, however, you enjoy watching the leaves curl and bloom as the tea steeps, then make sure that you get a pot that's the right size for the leaves you'll be using.

Of course, you should also make sure you can actually use whichever pot you end up buying. This means double-checking to see if it's suitable for the type of stove you own. Not all glass teapots can be exposed to direct flame, and if yours doesn't explicitly say that it can handle the heat, then it's better to play it safe and keep it away from the fire.

Also, keep in mind that glass teapots can stain very easily, so pick one that you'll be able to thoroughly clean when you're done. While the stains shouldn't affect the taste or safety of the tea, no one wants to drink out of a dingy-looking container, so make it easy on yourself and choose one that you can really scrub down. Some pots are dishwasher-safe, so that may be the route if you're not interested in spending an afternoon trying to eliminate old tea residue.

After all, that's what the butler's for, right?

Health Benefits Of Drinking Tea

You already know that tea is delicious, but were you aware that it may actually be good for you, as well?

Most teas, including green, black, white, and oolong, are filled with antioxidants that could potentially help fight a wide range of diseases, including some cancers. Of course, if you really want to give your body an antioxidant boost, you can use your cup of tea to down some krill oil supplements.

Tea is especially good for your liver, helping you to ward off all manner of conditions, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Not only that, but regular tea consumption can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes, which is known to wreak havoc on your liver.

Green and black tea are fantastic for your ticker, as well, lowering risk factors like high cholesterol. Besides, can you imagine someone ever having a heart attack while peacefully enjoying a cup of tea?

Of course, it's not a panacea, and there's little proof at this point to support some other claims made on its behalf. It hasn't been shown to strengthen your bones, it probably won't help you lose weight, and it's not the best bet to soothe an upset stomach. Still, these minor quibbles shouldn't deter you from pouring yourself another glass.

Oh, and if you have yourself taking tea with the Queen...try not to bring up that whole Boston Tea Party thing. It's still a sore subject.



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Last updated on October 24, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

Ezra is a writer, photographer, creative producer, designer, and record label-operator from New York City. He's traveled around the world and ended up back where he started, though he's constantly threatening to leave again.


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