10 Best Japanese Teapots - Our Favorites in the World!

Japanese Teapots are the ultimate gift along with a set of delicious green tea. If you meditate, the fragrance of green tea or any tea for that matter melds well with Japanese incense. Below are our top 10 best Japanese Teapots!

1. Happy Sales HSCT-ABK01 Cast Iron Tea Set

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The Happy Sales black cast iron tea set comes with one teapot, one trivet and two cups for your collection. The inside of the cups and pot are lined with porcelain enail and it also comes with a mesh infuser. The "Tesubin" cast iron style teapots originated in ancient China but were later popularized by the Japanese. The Tetsubin are elegant and elevated tea vessels for the serving and brewing of tea. The tea pot set symbolizes strength and unity with its purified cast iron. Rust is prevented because of the black enamel that coats all the inner surfaces.

This teapot is not for boiling water, use a separate kettle for that purpose, this teapot is made for holding tea and the handle doesn't get hot. Filled to the brim this teapot holds 16 ounces, but more like 12 comfortable. This is a luxurious teaset that can easily last you 20 years and makes a great gift for family and friends. The cast iron material keeps the water hot for long periods of time. The cups aren't the greatest for this set because they get too hot to the touch if you are serving scalding hot tea (the way I like it). If you are looking for a edgy cool and elegant Japanese teapot for your collection, we love this set!

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2. Happy Sales HSTS-PMR02 Red Calligraphy Tea Set

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Next up is another tea set from Happy Sales, but in a completely different style. This is a porcelain tea set featuring a red calligraphy design. The set comes with a teapot and three cups. The Teapot holds 27 ounces and each teacup holds 7 ounces. It also comes in a stylish gift box so it makes for an elegant gift for friends. The handle of the teapot is bamboo as to resist heat. It features Japanese kanji on its body and its a striking set to bring out while having guests over for dinner. It's a beautifully made teapot which is quite easy to clean.

The cups are thick enough so that you can serve very hot tea and they are safe to wash in the dishwasher. Shipping is also quite fast which is a bonus. The teapot and cups don't pass on any extra flavor to the tea which is ideal. Also note that although this is a Japanese style teapot set, it is made in China.

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3. Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot

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The Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot has a gorgeous clear design to feature the delicious tea that you are serving inside. This teapot is available in both a 300ml, 450ml, and 700ml capacity. It's super easy to use and to clean and is imported directly from Japan. This teapot is meant for the brewing of loose tea and it is the most bargain priced teapot on this list. Hario means "King of Glass" in Japanese. This teapot is dishwasher safe and you can pour boiling water into this teapot directly from a kettle.

The 700ml teapot will brew you two full mugs of tea and will keep your 2nd mug of tea hot for you while you finish the first. It features quite a large bowl gives the teal leaves and ingredients ample space to release their nutrients and flavors. I love its squat little shape and this delicate little pot just makes tea drinking a special experience. It’s made with great craftsmanship and the strainer fits perfectly, with this glass cap on top, without getting any leaves into your actual tea. For a gorgeous bargain teapot, this is the ultimate pick!

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4. MIYA Japanese Ocean Blue Five Piece Teaset

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Miya's Japanese Ocean Blue tea set is a boxed set featuring a gorgeous ocean blue ceramic interior. The exterior of the set is coffee brown and four cups are included with the set. This teapot set is hand-wash only. A basic ceramic filter is features inside the ceramic tea pot at the base of the spout. The handle comes unattach, so you'll have to attach it to the actual teapot. As with all the other teapots on this list, you can't use this pot on the stove to boil water. This is a very beautiful and traditional looking teaset.

Miya is the importer and wholesaler of Japanese cutlery and gifts. They carefully select the most beautiful products during their buying trips to Japan. They are committed to bringing the best of Japan to the States. If you are looking for a super traditional, elegant Japanese tea set, this is it!

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5. Iwachu - Tetsubin Gold and Black Goldfish Iron Teapot

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Iwachu's Japanese Iron Teapot features beautifully carved golden goldfish on its body. This teapot is made in Japan and has a 22 ounce capacity. You don't have to worry about rust with this teapot as its enamel coated inside and it also comes with a stainless steel infuser which is removable. In Japan, goldfish symbolize good fortune. Iwachu as a company has been around for over 100 years and is a leader in making fine Japanese ironware. They are an industry leader worldwide of authentic Japanese tetsubin.

This teapot holds about 16 ounces and weighs in just under 3 pounds. The diffuser is wide and tea leaves have enough space to unfurl which makes a huge difference in the taste. This is a quality product featuring true craftsmanship, it can last in your family for generations to come. It's perfectly sized for 1-2 people, if you have a bigger party that you are serving, you'll definitely need a larger size. If you want to be transported back to ancient China, pick up this teapot for your collection!

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6. Kutani - I rabbit Pottery Teapot

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Kutani's I rabbit teapot is oh so kawaii! It has a 360 ml capacity and is made in Ishikawa, Japan. Kutani has been immersed in the art of Japanese traditional pottery since 1655. Kutani porcelain features bright overglaze colors and delicate, lifelike brushwork. This teapot is Kinrande style (featuring very high-quality designs of gold) also known in the West as Japan Kutani. Regarding functionality, the top stays on quite well and the strainer is removable and can be used with loose leaf tea. This teapot is FDA approved.

This is the perfect teapot for your daily, meditative Japanese tea ritual. You can just tell that so much care and consideration went into the craftsmanship of this teapot set. It's art with a functional purpose. This is a small teapot, great for one big cup of tea or two small cups. We love the rabbits but we only wish that other animals were featured also, we would buy all the teapots in the collection!

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7. Chado Tea House - Bankoyaki Green Teapot

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This gorgeous teapot from Zens comes in all white porcelain. It comes with an infuser and strainer and two teacups. This porcelain teapot is perfect for brewing white or green tea because its walls are thinner than ceramic teapots. It features a well-sized spout for the pouring of the tea. This is a versatile teapot set that can also be used for coffee. Its not only available in white but you can pick up the set in light blue or gray. This teapot set comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and you have 30 days to try out the product and send it back for a full refund, no questions asked.

This set is part of Zen's Cobblestone series, which is inspired by the pebbles created by nature and shaped by the ever changing streams. Porcelain glazed teapots don't impart any of its own flavor to the tea so you'll have a pure brewed tea experience.

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8. ZENS - Camel White Porcelain Teapot

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This gorgeous teapot from Zens comes in all white porcelain. It comes with an infuser and strainer and two teacups. This porcelain teapot is perfect for brewing white or green tea because its walls are thinner than ceramic teapots. It features a well-sized spout for the pouring of the tea. This is a versatile teapot set that can also be used for coffee. Its not only available in white but you can pick up the set in light blue or gray. This teapot set comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and you have 30 days to try out the product and send it back for a full refund, no questions asked.

This set is part of Zen's Cobblestone series, which is inspired by the pebbles created by nature and shaped by the ever changing streams. Porcelain glazed teapots don't impart any of its own flavor to the tea so you'll have a pure brewed tea experience.

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9. Sotya Japanese Cast Iron Teapot

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I absolutely love this Cast Iron Teapot from Sotya because it's pink!!! Sotya's Japanese Cast Iron Teapot has a capacity of about 0.65 Literes and it is coated to prevent rust and oxidation. A filter is included inside and its easy to clean and does a great job of filtering out the tea leaves from your tea. This teapot provides a great heat source and keeps the tea well heated for a good amount of time.

The Sotya brand used the most high quality materials and up to date technology to give each of its products its stand out features. Unlike all the other teapots on the list, you can boil water safely in this teapot! This cast iron teapot improves the water quality making it soft and sweet and giving you an improved overall taste. Brewing tea in this pot can improve your health! As its heated, Fe2+ is released which prevent anemia and is easily absorbed into your body. This is the cutest teapot on this list!

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10. Guro Cast Iron Terracota Teapot

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Guro's Green Cast Iron Teapot comes in a gorgeous gift box set and is available in Green, Turquoise and Red. The Guro Brand aims to bring people together. This teapot features thick, iron casting an does an excellent job of retaining the heat of your tea even when its removed from the source of heat. It features a triple layer of porcelain enamel on the interior and comes with a stainless steel brewing basket. This is a traditional Japanese Tetsubin and is versatile and useful for home, camping, or outdoor recreation.

Guro wants to revolutionize the cast iron cookware industry featuring 85% natural ore in their casts, a big step up as compared to other producers of cast iron. They only use soybean oil to pre-season their pots versus the canola oil which is more commonly used. This is a great ethically and thoughtfully produced teapot.

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