11oz Old Dutch Cast Iron Tokyo Teapot for $12

If you like to brew tea in iron, and you want a small single-serve type of a iron teapot (not tea kettle) the black Old Dutch Cast Iron Tokyo Teapot is currently on sale for around $12 at amazon.com. There are two options, the fulfilled by Amazon (sold by other seller) is $12~, while Amazon’s own price is $13.

If you are not familiar with iron tea-related gear, this is not a tea kettle, in other words, this should not be used on the stove to boil water. This is used to brew tea. You put tea leaves in the included strainer and brew it. It is enameled inside to prevent rusting. You must boil the water elsewhere, with other appliances.

Also note this is 11 ounces, it LOOKS bigger in the pictures than it actually is. 11 oz is less than 1.5 standard cups. A can of Coke holds slightly more (12oz).

Another thing to note, iron is HEAVY. It will weigh a lot more than a similarly sized ceramic or glass teapot.

PS: if you are not familiar with the terms, Tea-Pot is something you use to brew tea. Tea-Kettle is something used to boil/heat water.

Old Dutch Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapots for $20 (multiple options)

If you are looking for a 20oz iron teapot with a removable stainless steel strainer, there’s a pretty good sale at Groupon, you can get various Old Dutch Cast Iron Tetsubins for $20 each. These are available in multiple colors and in two different styles, the “Osaka” that has the palm-tree type of pattern, and the “Sapporo” with the studded pattern. Both hold up to 20oz of liquid inside.

NOTE: the term “Tea Pot” is usually used for something you can brew tea in. The term “Tea Kettle” is used for things you can use to boil water. This is a tea pot, not a tea kettle! You boil the water elsewhere, and pour it in this one. Also please don’t do stupid things like microwaving an iron kettle or brew or cook *GASP* other things inside it. These are intended for tea and water only 🙂 Also keep in mind that metals like iron can retain heat a lot longer than glass or porcelain, so it will remain hot to the touch longer. So be careful when you touch it or where you place it.

They offer free shipping with orders of $35 or higher (eg if you buy two of these). It comes with free returns as well if you don’t like it ~ just make sure you understand the trade-offs of iron tea pots before you buy. However, this will take a while to arrive, their estimate is 12 business days from purchase date. It’s like the anti-Prime 🙂

This is part of their latest Featured Sale which expires 3/7/16. The items won’t disappear after that, but the discount will end.

Very nice 5pc Bodum Tea Set for $14

If you are a tea fan, there’s a pretty nice bundle on sale for $14. This set comes with five pieces. A 34oz tea press (the lid is the press plunger), two 10oz tea cups, and two non-metal stirring spoons. The tea press (teapot) and the tea cups are made of borosilicate glass, stronger than regular glass, but it’s still glass, so don’t treat it like steel 🙂

The spoons are not metal, which is nice for glass or porcelain teapots, because no matter how careful you are, you always end up “ringing the bell”. And you don’t want to ruin your teapot because of a darned metal spoon 🙂

This is fulfilled by Amazon.com, so you get free 2-day shipping as a Prime member. Non-member? You need a $35+ order for free shipping.

This is also available in other colors. The color difference is just the handles of the teapot and the cups (and obviously the spoons).

23oz Glass Infuser Teapot for just $5

Teapot fans, this one is for you. It’s just $5! It is a green glass teapot with a metallic infuser, going for just $5 at the Cost Plus website. It is available for shipping (which is extra if you just buy this one) but you may also be able to pick it up at your local store (check by zipcode to see). This is product number 446247.

From the looks of it (there’s only one picture there and I don’t have it in hand), you can also close the teapot without the infuser basket (handy for people who like to let the tea leaves “swim” in the tea pot). Or if you like to use different teapots for different kinds of teas, this one is already color coded in green 🙂

24oz Adagio Teas PersonaliTea Ceramic Teapot with infuser for $12~

If you are a tea fan, you can never really have enough teapots 🙂 But you don’t have to spend triple figures to feed the addition! The 24oz Adagio Teas PersonaliTea Ceramic Teapot with infuser basket are now on sale as low as $12 and a quarter in the chocolate-brown or blue color schemes at Amazon.com. This is available in eight different colors, seven of which are at $14 or less. The one that goes higher is the plum which is out of stock (which may be why it’s higher price).

Now keep in mind this is intended for tea brewing, NOT for boiling water on the stove top. You have to boil water with a tea kettle or with something else, or if you want to use this teapot, put it in the microwave (WITHOUT the metal infuser!). This is confirmed by the product page which says you can use it in the microwave (remove metal part!) or dishwasher.

These colorful teapots are a known entity, they have 360 customer reviews over there with an average of 4.3 out of 5.

You can use the teapot with or without the infuser. Or if you have your own infuser and it somehow fits in, you can use that too. None of them are see-through though, so not a good idea for flowering teas (since you can’t see them).

TIP: If you are a heavy drinking of a variety of teas, this is a good way to color-code the teapots with the tea. Green teapot for green tea, black for black teas, white for white teas, purple/blue for oolong, orange for herbals, and so forth. Of course you can use any color combination as you see it. This is just food for thought (no pun intended).

34oz Bodum Tea Press for $25 (black or red)

If you love making tea, this is hard to resist! A 34oz Bodum tea press for just $25! The press allows you to stop brewing by pressing down the plunger, so you don’t have to remove the infuser before you start drinking. And once you finish, you can add more water and rebrew without the messiness of removing/adding the infuser with wet tea leaves.

You can buy as many as you like during this sale at Amazon, it is available in black or red. Per the description there, the glass is borosilicate (tougher than it looks but don’t headbang with it!), the strainer and plunger are polycarbonate, and the lid is stainless steel. 34oz is just a bit more than four standard cups (8oz cups).

If you prefer a stainless steel infuser instead, they have that as a different model going for $34. Both are presses with plungers integrated into the lid, so if you prefer a solid lid without a plunger, these two are not it.

34oz Bodum Assam French Tea Press for $25

If you are a fan of the Bodum brand and brewing tea, there’s a new temptation sale for you. The 34oz Bodum Assam French Tea Press is now on sale for just $25 at the Kohls website in four different colors. Kohls charges shipping unless you buy more items to reach the free shipping threshold. However, if you are an Amazon Prime member or plan to place just a $35+ order over there, they appear to have price-matched Kohls for around $25, and you can buy as many as you like at this price. It appears however that only the black handle is on sale at Amazon (which in my opinion looks nicer than the pastely colors).

NOTE: this is a French Press tea pot. It has a mechanism that presses the tea leaves down, not unlike coffee presses. It should not be confused with a standard teapot and infuser combination, although they obviously do the same thing… *spoiler alert* … they brew tea 🙂