Then you need a glass teapot with infuser. They are the best way to brew loose tea leaves.
I love watching the color of the tea slowly seep out from the infuser and spread throughout the pot. Not only does it look cool, it also makes it easy to brew the tea to your desired strength.
And if you like flowering teas, a glass teapot lets you watch the flower unfurl. It’s beautiful.
Then only problem?
There are hundreds, even thousands, of glass teapots containing metal or mesh filters on the market. And most of them are not very good.
Figuring out which ones are worth buying takes time. That’s why I did the research and reviewed and compared the best teapots on the market. Hopefully this post will help you find the perfect teapot for you. Note: if you’re just brewing tea for yourself, you might be better of with a tea infuser mug.
Summary of Recommendations
A lot of readers wrote in saying they didn’t want to read through all the reviews and just wanted us to tell them which teapot is best. That’s why I added this short section.
Best Teapot Overall
The best overall teapot is the one from Everything Zen. It is the highest quality pot we reviewed, made from microwave safe glass and with a really great mesh strainer. It even ships with an engraved coaster.
The one potential drawback is the size. It holds 27 ounces (800 ml), which may not be enough if you have a large family that all drink tea. If you’re looking for something larger, the pot from BonJour Tea is a great alternative and holds 42 ounces.
Comparison Table of Glass Teapots with Strainer
Note: There are constantly sales on the teapots, so we are unable to keep the prices updated. Click on the dollar signs to see the current price on Amazon.
|Hario Chacha Teapot||24 oz||13.6 oz||$||9.2 / 10|
|Willow & Everett Teapot Kettle||32 oz||1.1 lbs||$$$||9.2 / 10|
|Cozyna Lotus Teapot||41 oz||1.2 lbs||$$||8.6 / 10|
|BonJour "Zen" Teapot||42 oz||1 lb||$$$||9 / 10|
|Hiware Glass Teapot||27 oz||12.8 oz||$||8.4 / 10|
|Ecooe Teapot Kettle||30 oz||10.6 oz||$$||8.8 / 10|
|Modern Innovations Teapot||40 oz||1.2 lbs||$||8.6 / 10|
|Camellia Modern Design Teapot||40 oz||1.1 lbs||$$$$||9.2 / 10|
|BobuCuisine Teapot||40 oz||1 lb||$$||9 / 10|
|Everything Zen Teapot||27 oz||12.2 oz||$$$||9.8 / 10|
Glass Teapot With Infuser: Reviews of the 10 Best
This Kyusu Maru teapot from Hario is imported from Japan. It comes in three different sizes (300, 450 and 700 ml), with the largest being the cheapest. 700 ml is about equal to 24 fluid ounces.
Hario means “King of Glass” in Japanese, but the truth is, this is one of the lower quality teapots on this list. It is also the cheapest and when you consider the price, it is a good buy. It might not be as high quality as some of the others, but it does exactly what it is supposed to: it brews and holds tea.
At 24 ounces, even the largest version of this pot is smaller than the other options on this list. This is typically Japanese. They like to brew just one or two cups at a time (24 ounces will give you about 2 cups).
This well-crafted teapot is made from premium hand-blown glass and the infuser is made from stainless steel. The glass pot can be put in the microwave. You simply remove the strainer and heat your water in the microwave. Once it reaches the correct temperature, put the infuser back in and brew your tea.
It holds 32 ounces, or 3 to 4 cups of tea. The included tea cozy ensures even the last cup will still be hot. It is black and zips snugly over the pot keeping the contents warm for a long time.
The infuser is rust-free and the lid spill-free. One thing to be careful of: this teapot can not be heated on the stove. Either heat it in the microwave or heat the water separately in a different pot or using an electric kettle. It comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee.
The Cozyna Lotus teapot is made entirely from borosilicate glass and the lid and infuser are made from a high-grade stainless steel. There are no plastics or other materials that could leach harmful chemicals into your tea.
The strainer is easily removable, so you can take the tea leaves out once the tea has reached the desired strength. This allows you to reuse the leaves for multiple pots of tea, saving you money. Most loose leaf tea leaves can be reused 3 to 4 times.
Some customers have reported issues with the spot dripping tea down the front of the pot, but most are happy with their purchase. Cozyna include a 2-year warranty (as well as free recipe book), so you can always return the teapot if it does not work as advertised.
The BonJour “Zen” Teapot is made from hand-blown borosilicate glass and is accented with a beautiful bamboo handle. The handle is removable.
Borosilicate glass is used because it resists shock and breakage. That said, it is recommended to hand wash the pot. The included micro-mesh filter is made from stainless steel and is fine enough to hold any type of tea inside.
The basic set includes the teapot as well as an elevated bamboo base and a bamboo tea scoop. A larger set is available that also includes a number of flowering teas. The “Zen” pot has a capacity of 41 ounces.
The Hiware Teapot is hand-crafted from heatproof borosilicate glass that is safe to put in the top rack of a dishwasher. It comes with a micromesh stainless steel filter and a lid.
There are actually two versions on this teapot being sold on Amazon: one for loose leaf teas and one specifically for blooming teas. The flowering teapot version does not come with an infuser. Instead it has a strainer built into the lid. This way you can see your flowering tea expand in the pot.
The loose leaf version holds 27 ounces, while the flowering version holds 40 ounces. Both are rated as stove top safe, but I personally would heat my water in a kettle.
The Ecooe Teapot Kettle is made from borosilicate glass that can withstand instant temperature changes from minus 30 ℃ to 150℃. In other words, it will stay intact even if you freeze the teapot then instantly fill it with boiling water.
Given that, it should come as no surprise that it is safe to heat on both gas and electric stoves. The included filter is made from stainless steel and is ultra-dense, so no residue can escape into your tea.
Like most of the best glass tea infusers, the lid fits into the strainer, not the pot. This means you can’t use the lid unless the filter is in the pot. The Ecooe pot has a 30 ounce capacity, which equals about 2 to 3 cups of tea. It comes with an 18-month warranty, so you can rest assured when making your purchase
The Modern Innovations teapot is unique on this list in that it comes with a plastic frame to help protect the glass. The frame is BPA-free and able to withstand extreme temperatures.
The spill-free lid is made from the same BPA-free plastic, while the mesh infuser is made from rust-free stainless steel. Finally, you also get a black Neoprene custom fit cozy that zips securely around your teapot to keep it warm. It is designed to resist stains and odors, but is also easy to clean. You can wash it in the machine or pop it in the dishwasher.
The Modern Innovations glass teapot with infuser holds up to 40 ounces, which equals 4 to 5 cups of tea. It is great as a personal teapot, but is also large enough to entertain guests.
The Camellia teapot modernizes an ancient Chinese design. It is made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass and comes with a stainless steel infuser and a lid.
This teapot can be used to heat water on a stove or in a microwave. Simply remove the infuser while heating then place it and the tea leaves back in the water once it has reached the desired temperature and the pot has been removed from the stove or microwave.
No plastic is used anywhere, so there is no danger of harmful chemical leaking into your tea. The pot holds 40 ounces, which is equal to 5 large cups. The glass quality and thickness keeps the contents hot longer, so even the 5th cup stays warm.
The Camellia teapot is dishwasher safe and was designed to eliminate leaks and spills when pouring. It comes with a full money-back guarantee.
The BobuCuisine Teapot Globe is made from premium hand-blown borosilicate glass that is heatproof and strong, but also lightweight. It is dishwasher safe.
The pot is accented by a durable plastic frame that insulates and also protects the glass. It ships with a stainless steel infuser and a black cozy warmer with a heavy duty zipper, so you can keep your tea warm for much longer.
This teapot globe holds 40 ounces, which is around 4 to 5 cups of tea. It comes with a full money-back guarantee, so your purchase is risk-free.
Everything Zen bill this as the perfect teapot for two. I suppose this is because it holds 27 ounces, which is two good-sized cups.
The teapot is hand crafted and ships with a removable, 304 food-grade stainless steel, deep-mesh infuser and an engraved bamboo coaster, so you can keep the hot bottom of the teapot off of delicate surfaces.
It is made from 100% heat-resistant borosilicate glass, which is microwaveable and dishwasher safe. Just make sure to remove the steel strainer before placing it in the microwave to boil water.
The teapot ships in a luxurious gift box and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. You’re unlikely to use it though, given the quality of the materials.