Coffee may get many of us moving in the morning, but tea is what we turn to when we just want to cozy up with a hot cup of something soothing — whether we’re nursing a cold, our nerves are frazzled or we just need an afternoon break. (Add a scone and you’ve got a legitimate 4 PM tea time.)
Not just a British thing, tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world (only losing out to water, obviously). Each day, more than 159 million Americans drink tea, and it can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households.
Whether you’re sipping a cup at home with a good book or wanting to host an elegant tea worthy of the Queen herself, having the best teapot and tea infuser set is key. Typically made of glass with a stainless steel infuser and filter, some allow you to boil water in them directly in the microwave while others are designed for stovetop use; some allow both options. Look for teapots that suit your appliance needs, as well as ones that have ergonomic handles and tight-fitting lids. Some gift sets also include packets of blooming teas, kettle cozies, trivets and double-walled glass tea cups.
We’ve rounded up the best teapot and tea infuser sets for a variety of uses and occasions. Check out the options below, choose your favorite and practice extending that tea-drinking pinky finger!
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1. Willow & Everett Glass Teapot with Infuser for Loose Tea
Large enough for brewing multiple cups, the Willow & Everett Teapot with Infuser is the perfect kitchen accessory for hosting guests or brewing up a custom cup of loose leaf tea. This 40-ounce teapot is made of glass with a brushed silver stainless steel lid that locks into place to ensure water doesn’t leak or spill. The pot is easy to wipe clean and the removable 18/8 stainless steel mesh infuser is rust-resistant — allowing you to steep any type of loose tea leaves and brew your tea to any desired strength. Simply boil water in the glass teapot in the microwave and then insert the infuser and lid to start brewing.
2. Teabloom Glass Teapot with Removable Loose Tea Glass Infuser
Teabloom’s 34-ounce Celebration Glass Teapot and infuser is made of borosilicate glass that’s as durable and heatproof as it is lovely. The transparent glass teapot, glass lid and pour spout give you a 360-degree view of the steeping tea within. Simply place a tightly woven Teabloom ball in the pot and add boiling water to watch it “bloom” as it creates an aromatic brew. The teapot also includes a glass infuser for steeping loose teas, and you can boil water directly in the glass pot in the microwave. The glass lid includes a small hole for air pressure release and can be used with or without the loose leaf tea glass infuser. This teapot safely goes from microwave or stovetop to dishwasher or refrigerator without experiencing thermal shock and cracking. Plus, this blooming tea gift set comes with two blooming green tea flowers.
3. KitchenKite Glass Tea Kettle with Removable Stainless Steel Strainer
KitchenKite’s Tea Kettle with Infuser is a three-in-one stovetop, microwave and dishwasher safe appliance that will brew 35 ounces of tea. The borosilicate glass teapot is both practical and attractive for serving, while the rust-proof stainless steel tea strainer goes right to the bottom of the teapot — if you only want to make tea for one or two, you don’t have to fill the water up to the top of the pot! The basket holds tea bags or loose tea leaves which can be removed after your tea has steeped. Plus, each set comes with four double-walled glass cups, tea leaves and a blooming tea to make a complete serving set.
4. Cusinim Glass Teapot with Infuser & Bamboo Trivet
Cusinim’s 32-ounce glass stovetop kettle is great for making hot herbal, blooming, green and oolong tea, as well as iced tea. The infuser is removable and the lid still closes with or without it, letting you easily control how long you want to brew your tea. The glass pot is dishwasher safe and comes with a neoprene warmer cozy to maintain the desired temperature of your brew (also great for cold tea). An included bamboo kettle trivet protects your table and lets you serve from the glass teapot in style.