6 Cool Teapots for Stepping Up Your Steeping Game

There’s a teapot for every style

It doesn’t have to be cold outside for you to enjoy a proper cup of tea. With your water heated to the right temperature and a scoop of your favorite tea leaves, tea time can be any time you please. The only question is: what will you use to steep your tea? There’s a whole world of teapots to be had beyond the standard glass or ceramic teapot. From minimalist, modern designs to colorful, outright zany numbers, here are six teapots to consider when you’re ready to upgrade.

Menu Glass Teapot with Tea Egg

Menu Glass Teapot with Tea Egg
Gotta love that Scandinavian design. This teapot is sleek, minimal, and functional.Amazon

Created by Copenhagen-based Norm Architects and inspired by Scandinavian design, this heat-resistant glass teapot comes with a metal "tea egg" suspended by a silicone string. It's the perfect size for your tea leaves and makes steeping a breeze. So does the clear glass: you can see the color of the leaves deepen as the minutes pass and know exactly when your tea is ready.

Fellow Raven Stovetop Kettle and Tea Steeper

Fellow Raven Stovetop Kettle and Tea Steeper
This two-in-one model is safe for stovetop use.Amazon

Though not all teapots are intended for stovetop use, this one from Fellow Raven can be used as both a hot-water kettle and a teapot. Use it to boil water on your stove, then once you're ready to steep, toss your leaves in the steeping basket and watch the thermometer to make sure the water reaches the right temperature. This kettle-teapot hybrid comes in polished steel, matte black, and polished copper.

Wedgewood Gio Teapot

Wedgwood Gio Teapot
It doesn’t get more elegant than this Wedgewood teapot made of fine china.Amazon

More traditional as far as teapots go, this Gio teapot from heritage brand Wedgewood is made of fine china with a subtle indented texture. The snow-white teapot is classic without feeling dated or old-fashioned, making it a welcome addition to any new home or teapot collection.

Elfin Glass Teapot with Warmer

Elfin Glass Teapot with Warmer
Say goodbye to lukewarm tea! This glass teapot comes with its own warmer: a tea light candle.Amazon

Love tea time but tend to let your tea get cold? There's a solution for that. Elfin's glass teapot not only features a glass top, glass handle, silicone non-drip spout, and stainless-steel basket for steeping, but it also comes with a warmer to keep tea at the optimum temperature. Simply place the teapot on the metal holder and light a tealight candle underneath it.

Blue Sky Clayworks Ceramic Octopus Teapot

Blue Sky Clayworks Ceramic Octopus Teapot
This ceramic teapot with an octopus “handle” is the quirkiest of the bunch.Amazon

From Blue Sky Clayworks comes this whimsical teapot featuring a royal blue octopus. The deep-sea creature wraps around the white ceramic teapot, and one of its tentacles cleverly serves as both the handle and the top of the pot.

Pinky Up Shelby Teapot and Infuser

Pinky Up Shelby Teapot and Infuser
It’s perfect for a party of two.Amazon

Made of both glass and metal, this teapot from Pinky Up Shelby couldn't be more stylish. The rose-gold hue of the metal really catches the eye, while the glass allows you to peek at the loose-leaf tea as it steeps in the stainless-steel basket. Take note that this teapot is on the smaller end: it only holds 24 ounces, so it's a good choice for either a solo tea party or teatime for two.