Most people imagine teapots to be made from classic white bone china but you would be surprised with the variety of materials used to make a simple vessel to brew tea leaves.
Using cast iron teapots has been a traditional choice for hundreds upon hundreds of years. Even in today’s society, teapots are still hand casted and beautifully painted. The number one benefit of using cast iron teapots is the simplicity of being able to use it as a kettle or a serving pot. Using it as a serving pot will keep your tea warmer much longer than your normal, everyday teapot.
Glass teapots are microwavable and dishwasher safe, making this an excellent addition to anyone's kitchen who is an avid tea consumer. The only downfall to using glass teapots is the fact that they do not have good heat retention. So in reality, the only good time to use these type of teapots is right before the tea is consumed, so the tea does not cool off to quickly.
Ceramic and porcelain teapots have a wide variety of colors and designs to choose from when searching for the perfect set for your kitchen. This is another type of teapot that also does not have adequate heat retention.
Although the cost of sliver teapots run rather high, they are absolutely beautiful to have in your kitchen. This type of teapot is more or less a luxury item and used for mainly special occasions within the household. So if you are searching for the perfect teapot for holiday season, a silver pot would be the most beneficial choice.
The most popular types of teapot sold on the shelf are made out of some type of steel. They are excellent to use for kettles, but do not retain heat as well as a cast iron teapot would. Steel teapots also have a very wide range in colors and designs, making it easy to find the perfect set for your home.
In this video a teaport expert explains the pros and cons of the different materials used to make a teapot: