The 10 Best Japanese Tea Sets
This wiki has been updated 24 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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.