The 10 Best Japanese Tea Sets

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This wiki has been updated 30 times since it was first published in April of 2016. Turn any break into a refreshing cultural experience with one of these Japanese tea sets. We've included a variety of designs to suit any taste, whether you prefer something ornate and traditional or sleek and modern, and they come in at prices to fit any budget. These charming and decorative pieces will elevate the simple joy of drinking a cuppa into a formal ceremony. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Isino Tetsubin

2. Zens Ceramic

3. Ebros Gift Maneki Neko

Editor's Notes

March 21, 2019:

Before purchasing a tea set, keep in mind that most of these teapots are made of porcelain or ceramic, so they are meant for brewing only and cannot be used on the stovetop. However, the Kendal 6-Piece and Isino Tetsubin are safe for stovetop use, and the Seb's Kitchen Handcrafted can be used to heat water in the microwave if you remove the metal filter. The majority of Japanese tea sets are small, and the OMyTea Vintage is especially tiny — the pot only holds a little over 6 ounces, so expect to refill it often. But, if the size doesn't bother you, it's a very well-made set, and the included zippered case is convenient for storage and travel. On the other end of the size spectrum is the Kendal 6-Piece, which can hold up to 60 ounces, and the cast iron retains heat well, so it will keep your tea hot for a while.

4. M.V. Trading New Star International

5. OMyTea Vintage

6. Kendal 6-Piece

7. Sun Art Tea For One

8. Happy Sales Calligraphy

9. Happy Sales Cast Iron

10. Seb's Kitchen Handcrafted

Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.

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