Glass teapots are the best.
They let you see the water change color as the tea leaves release all their goodness. Not only does it look beautiful, it also means you can see when the tea has reached the desired strength.
I don’t even use a timer when I brew tea anymore. I just use a glass teapot and brew until it looks the way I like it. I definitely prefer it to silver or clay, because cleaning a silver teapot, or a clay one, is a huge pain.
Key features for me are a short spout (the long ones are a huge pain to clean), a removable infuser and a lid that works even when you remove the infuser. This pot has everything I look for.
The food-grade stainless steel infuser has a handle, making it is easy to remove, so I can take it out when my tea looks the way I want and set it aside for the next steeping (I always reuse my leaves 3 or 4 times). The lid keeps the heat inside while steeping.
More importantly, with the upgraded design, the lid fits on the pot even when you remove the infuser. I always thought it was a design flaw of all glass teapots, that you could only use the lid when the infuser was in the pot and I am glad someone finally fixed that flaw!
You have your choice of 20, 25, 32 or 51 oz (600, 750, 950 or 1500 ml). I brew tea only for myself, but I drink a lot, so 20 ounces (600 ml) is the perfect size for me. As mentioned, I steep my leaves 3 to 4 times, so I make that many pots each day. Yes, that’s a lot of tea. Generally, if you brew just for yourself, 600 ml is large enough.
Caution: be aware that 20 oz might be much smaller than you think. Measure out 20 oz (600 ml) of water before making your purchase, just to be sure it is the right size for you. If not, get one of the larger ones. The pot I own is the 20 oz version, so it’s the one size you see in all my product photos above and in the videos I shot (see below) .
Specifications of the Glass Teapot With Removable Filter
- Material: temperature resistant borosilicate glass (teapot) and stainless steel (lid and tea filter)
- Slim Design: narrow and taller design takes up less counter or cupboard space
- Capacity: 20, 25, 32 or 51 oz (600, 750, 950 or 1500 ml): choose size above
- Size: varied
- 20 oz: 5.2 (H) x 3.9 (W) inches (13.2 x 10 cm)
- 25 oz: 5.8 (H) x 4.1 (W) inches (14.7 x 10.5 cm)
- 32 oz: 6.1 (H) x 4.3 (W) inches (15.5 x 11 cm)
- 51 oz: 7.6 (H) x 5.5 (W) inches (19.2 x 14 cm)
- Heat-resistant temperature: 842 °F (450 °C)
- Instantaneous temp resistance: from -22 to 302 °F (-30 to 150 °C)
- 1 x Glass Tea Pot
- 1 x Flip-Open Lid
- 1 x Stainless Steel Strainer
I demonstrate the 20 ounce (600 ml) version in the following video, so you can get a better idea of what it’s like:
I also shot a quick unboxing video when my newest one arrived, so you can see what to expect when you order yours:
Note: this pot is made from heat resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can also function as a kettle to heat water. It can be placed directly on an open flame or a radiant cooker, but not on an induction cooker.