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Welcome to our big teapot with strainer test 2022. Here we present all the teapots with sieves that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the internet.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best teapot with strainer for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a teapot with strainer.




Summary

  • When buying a teapot with strainer, the most important factors are material, weight, capacity, heat storage and dishwasher suitability. In addition, the type of tea used should influence the selection.
  • For green and white tea, glass and porcelain teapots are particularly suitable, for black tea ceramic and porcelain teapots.
  • The tea strainer should be of sufficient size so that the tea leaves can spread sufficiently. This also applies when buying an additional strainer, e.g. in the form of a tea infuser or tea filter.

The Best Teapot With Strainer: Our Picks

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a teapot with strainer

What size should I buy my teapot with strainer?

The choice of size depends entirely on the amount of tea you want to make. The filling volume of the teapots varies from about 0.5 - 2 litres. As a tea lover, a large size is of course the best choice.

Teapots made of glass look particularly attractive. The colour of the tea shines through the transparent material. Above all, this shows the wholesomeness of a tea. (Image source: unsplash.com / Sabri Tuzcu)

Depending on the drinking speed, it is worthwhile to buy a material that insulates well. This way, the tea can still be enjoyed warm after some time.

How much does a teapot with strainer cost?

Depending on how often and how much you like to drink tea, teapots are available in all price ranges. The prices vary greatly depending on the material and size.

Inexpensive models, which are usually made of glass, are available for as little as 10 euros. For ceramics and stainless steel, you sometimes have to dig deeper into your wallet. Due to their special properties, these teapots start at around 30 euros.

Which teapot with strainer is suitable for which tea?

Probably very few people think about this question when buying a teapot. In fact, the material, the strainer and the use of a teapot influence the taste and quality of a tea.

For an optimal taste experience, different pots should be used for different teas. For example, mild green and white tea should not be prepared in the same teapot as strong black tea.

Tea strainers come in many variations. Some are made specifically for cups and others for teapots. (Image source: unsplash.com / Matt Seymour)

Otherwise, the flavours locked in the pot will affect the unique taste of the tea. Another criterion is the choice of tea strainer.

Here, the size is important. Ideally, tea leaves in particular should have plenty of space to spread out and be able to float in the water. The strainer should therefore be of an appropriate size.

Type of tea Suitable material
Green and white tea Glass and porcelain
Black tea Clay, ceramic and porcelain

Porcelain is basically suitable for all types of tea. Here, too, care should be taken to use only one particular type of tea for the pot.

What alternatives are there to a teapot with a strainer?

Teapots are often sold without a strainer. If you already have such a teapot, there is no reason to despair. The loose tea can still be prepared in your teapot.

Strainer alternative Advantages Disadvantages
Tea Egg Inexpensive, usually made of stainless steel or silicone, easy to clean Usually small size (tea cannot unfold)
Tea filter Available in every supermarket, usually made of paper, thus compostable Disposable use
Tea net Made of cotton, cleaning by hand, very impermeable Unhandy

You can buy large sieves individually, the kind you often find in teapots. However, you can also buy individual tea strainers and filters on the internet and in some shops for a reasonable price.

When buying tea strainers, make sure that they are of the right size to ensure that the tea leaves are spread as well as possible. High-quality leaf tea should not be prepared in a tea infuser.

Decision: What types of teapots with strainers are there and which one is right for you?

As you may have noticed in the sections above, there are many different teapots. To find the right teapot with strainer, it depends on how often and, above all, which teas are drunk.

In the following section, we will give you information about the different materials of teapots. To give you an overview, we distinguish between:

  • Cast iron teapot with strainer
  • Teapot with strainer made of porcelain
  • Teapot with strainer made of glass
  • Teapot with strainer made of ceramic
  • Teapot with strainer made of stainless steel

On the basis of their advantages and disadvantages, you can find out which teapot suits you best. Once the decision has been made, all that remains is to choose an appealing design.

For most teapots, it is recommended to use only one type of tea per pot. This is especially true for strong varieties such as green, white and black tea.

Teapots with a strainer are available in many styles. From modern, vintage to Japanese or Turkish, there is something for every taste.

What distinguishes a cast iron teapot with strainer and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Cast iron is a very stable and heavy material. Teapots made of this raw material therefore shine through their durability. The teapots are often decorated with traditional Asian ornaments, which makes them look very special.

Advantages
  • Durability
  • Heat retention
  • Special appearance
  • Odour and taste of the tea is not accepted
Disadvantages
  • Not suitable for fruit teas
  • Heavy weight
  • Get very hot outside
  • Somewhat more expensive

However, caution is advised when using the teapots. The material gets very hot on the outside, so care should be taken to avoid burns. If you want a high-quality cast iron teapot, you should find out about the coating.

Good quality teapots have a valuable enamel coating on the inside. This serves as rust protection and prevents the tea from absorbing odours and flavours. Teapots with an enamel coating can therefore be used as universal teapots.

Cast iron teapots are very sensitive. Fruit acids, for example from fruit teas, should not be used here. Dishwashing detergents should not be used for cleaning.

In mass production, cheaper substances are often used for coating, which makes them no longer universal teapots. To avoid damaging the coating, fruit teas should not be prepared.

What distinguishes a porcelain teapot with strainer and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The invention of porcelain took place quite late in history. High temperatures are needed to fire it. The Chinese master distillers were the first to achieve this.

The firing of porcelain produces a white, hard and dense material. Teapots made of this material often have beautiful decorations, which makes them visually very attractive.

Advantages
  • Visually appealing
  • Insulating
  • Special appearance
Disadvantages
  • Somewhat more expensive
  • Can break easily

Because of its dense material, porcelain is insulating and can store the heat of the tea accordingly. Porcelain teapots can be used for all types of tea.

What distinguishes a glass teapot with strainer and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

As an occasional tea drinker, glass teapots offer a super advantage. They are already available for a very reasonable price. Glass teapots also stand out positively because of their usually very elegant design.

In addition, the transparent material allows the colour of the tea to shine through, which stands for its wholesomeness. Glass is very heat-resistant and easy to clean. The pots are often even dishwasher-safe. The disadvantage of this material is that it retains heat.

Advantages
  • Inexpensive
  • Elegant design
  • Easy to clean
Disadvantages
  • Poor heat insulation
  • Can break easily

Tea in a glass teapot does not stay warm for long, which is why a teapot warmer with a tea light is often added. There are now also double-walled glass teapots that are supposed to retain heat for longer.

What distinguishes a ceramic teapot with strainer and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Ceramics and porcelain are made of related materials. They differ in their firing temperatures. Porcelain is fired at a particularly high temperature, which gives it a high degree of stability.

Ceramic is fired at lower temperatures, which makes it less stable. This is also reflected in the price. The noble porcelain is often more expensive but also of higher quality than ceramic.

Advantages
  • Heat storage
  • Inexpensive
  • Attractive look
Disadvantages
  • Not for several types of tea
  • Less stable than porcelain

A ceramic teapot can be had for a small price. Like porcelain, ceramic is also a good insulator and keeps the tea warm for a long time. The vessels are often painted or have an attractive design, which is why they are very popular with many people.

After some time, the teapot takes on the colour and flavour of the types of tea used. In this case, it is advisable to use only one particular type of tea for the ceramic teapot.

What distinguishes a stainless steel teapot with strainer and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Stainless steel teapots are often used in the catering industry because of their good insulation. They keep the tea warm for a long period of time.

In private households, the pots are usually used less. This is probably because stainless steel teapots are not very attractive.

Stainless steel teapots have a high stability, which is why they are very break-proof and last forever. The teapots tend to be suitable for all types of tea. Nevertheless, you should only use one type of tea per teapot.

Advantages
  • Good heat retention
  • Stable
Disadvantages
  • Not visually attractive
  • Takes on the taste of the tea

This is because the stainless steel takes on the flavour of the tea after a certain time, which can affect the aroma of the other varieties. This is often the case with cheap, uncoated stainless steel pots.

Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate teapots with a strainer

In the following, we will show you some aspects that will help you to decide between the many possible teapots with a strainer.

  • Material/ Weight
  • Capacity
  • Heat storage
  • Dishwasher safe

You have already heard about some of the criteria in the sections above. These will be explained in more detail here.

Material/ Weight

We have already gone into the aspect of material in more detail in the section above. In summary, the choice of material depends strongly on the desired purpose.

It is also important to consider the different types of tea that only go well with certain materials. Teapots made of glass, porcelain and stainless steel are very popular. The weight of the teapots also differs depending on the material.

Cast-iron teapots are very heavy. Here, care should be taken to ensure that it is not too strenuous to pour the tea into the cup. The same applies to light teapots.

Care should be taken to ensure that the teapot is stable to prevent it from slipping. If the teapot shifts, hot water will burn the cup more quickly or the teapot will fall.

Capacity

An important criterion when buying a teapot is of course the capacity. This depends on your personal tea consumption. The teapot may also be used to serve fresh tea to family members or flatmates.

In this case, it makes sense to buy a teapot with a large capacity. Fortunately, teapots with a strainer are available in many different sizes. Some models are already available with a capacity of 400 ml, which corresponds to slightly less than two cups of tea.

The maximum filling volume of the commercially available teapots is 2 litres. Between the two values, there are also different intermediate sizes.

Heat storage

So that you don't have to hurry drinking your tea, you should make sure that the material used retains heat. Many materials only keep the tea warm for a short time.

To be able to enjoy your tea warm for as long as possible, various raw materials are suitable. However, you should not forget your other requirements. Green tea, for example, is well suited for a glass pot, but it does not store heat very well.

One option would be to buy an additional teapot warmer that keeps the tea warm with the help of a candle.

Dishwasher safe

Nowadays, cleaning a teapot with a strainer plays an important role. Everything has to be done as quickly as possible.

Before you put the teapot in the dishwasher, you should always check the manufacturer's instructions. Otherwise, the material or the coating can quickly be damaged.

Some materials are dishwasher-safe and others are very sensitive even when treated with detergent. Here, the manufacturer's instructions should be observed above all. The material is always processed differently, so their stability and heat resistance also varies.

Some pots have a coating that could be damaged in the dishwasher. The same applies to the tea strainer. However, these can be cleaned very easily with water.

Facts worth knowing about the teapot with strainer

How do I clean a teapot with a strainer?

Depending on the nature of the water and tea used, deposits may occur. However, these are relatively easy to clean.

How you clean the teapot again depends on the material. In general, aggressive detergents should not be used.

  • Cast iron with water only
  • other materials with citric acid or baking powder

With cast iron, acids should be avoided in any case so that the coating is not attacked. Some other materials may be suitable for dishwashers. Here you should check the manufacturer's instructions.

If you clean the teapot with citric acid or baking soda, you can pour hot water on it and leave it to soak for a few hours.

How did tea come to Europe?

In the 17th century, tea first arrived in Germany from the Netherlands, more precisely in East Frisia.

There, a tea culture of its own developed, bringing with it the East Frisian Sunday tea. In 1743, the first tea house was opened in Hanover. The shop even still exists today.

In 1780, Great Britain imposed a trade ban on the Netherlands. As a result, many Dutch merchants settled in East Frisia.

In large parts of China and Korea, green tea is still harvested by hand. To prevent the leaves from wilting, they are placed on bamboo supports. To make the leaves ready for consumption, they are heated, rolled and dried. (Image source: unsplash.com / 蔡 嘉宇)

Hundreds of merchant ships now sailed under the East Frisian flag. Tea became increasingly popular and people met for tea parties.

In the 19th century, the USA and Germany, among others, also joined the international tea trade.

Image source: flickr.com / Yang Pei

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