We’re celebrating our love of a good old British cup of tea with a look at some of the best teapots on the market!
Whether you’re after a practical and stylish teapot, or a decorative, unusual or somewhat whacky design, we’ve got them covered.
Is your favourite amongst these, or have you found a brilliant or novelty teapot elsewhere? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Shen glass teapot
Only big enough for one large cup of tea or several smaller ones, it comes with a built-in glass strainer at the base of the spout which holds back the leaves. Also available are the matching glass tea cups and saucers as well as mugs, and a glass jug.
2. Telephone box tea pot for one
Fancy that of London sells a selection of British souvenirs and some quirky teapots for the patriotic amongst us.
We love this telephone teapot for one which comes sitting on a ceramic cup. It’s likely to be quite the talking point when you bring this out for your guest. The teapot and cup costs £20.86.
3. Aga teapot
The Teapottery markets itself as the home of eccentric teapots and they do have some mad designs, not all of which would whet your appetite for a cup of tea.
This Aga teapot does have a fitting design. Even if you’re not sitting in your kitchen beside the stove you can do the next best thing. The teapot costs £45.50.
4. Cupcake teapot
As well as storage jars and sugar bowls, the teapot is made in the shape of a cupcake, and is designed in a way that makes it easy to use, rather than being large and clumsy. It sells for £20.
5. Fruity green teapot
The colours in this teapot mirror the reds, greens, and oranges seen in the sunset. The result is a colourful teapot of medium size, holding four cups and costing £30.
6. Bone china teapot
Bone China Teapots sell high quality china teapots for the times when you want to bring out a traditional tea set.
This Royal Albert 1940 English Chintz tea set costs £130 and is decorated with a rich tapestry of roses, forget-me-nots and violets, set on a white background with gold trim edgings and a gold handle and foot.
7. Wedgwood Anthemion blue teapot
There is something trancelike about the pattern on this Wedgwood Anthemion Blue Teapot.
Inspired by iconic neoclassical elements such as the colonnade, laurel, Greek anthemion and classical figures, the Wedgwood Anthemion Blue Collection is made from fine bone china. The teapot is hand decorated in a rich cobalt colour with a gold trim, handle and spout and costs £575.
8. Bodum Assam tea press
Tesco are selling this Bodum Assam tea press for £20. The Assam tea press is a round teapot made out of tough, heat resistant glass which helps to keep the heat in, also allowing you to check the level of tea in the pot.
It works by the Bodum tea press strainer pressing down onto the tealeaves to squeeze out the flavour. The tea press can hold one litre of water and is dishwasher safe.
9. Chocolate teapot
If anything is going to get guests talking it will be this novelty chocolate teapot, making a mockery out of the phrase “a chocolate teapot”.
A collective item from Devon Company Out of the Blue, admittedly this teapot is as likely to be kept on display as used for tea. It costs £69.99.
10. Traditional Japanese teapot
The Camphor Tree sells this teapot which is certainly very different from most. While we may appreciate the beauty of traditional bone china teapots this cast iron teapot goes back to an even more distant era.
The teapots are handmade in Japan by family firm Iwachu, and are enamelled inside and can be used as a teapot or as a kettle by placing it directly on to the stove. The teapot comes boxed with a stainless steel filter. The teapot costs £46.99.
By Jackie Cosh