When it comes to making the perfect, balanced cup of tea, preparation is everything. Well-brewed tea depends not just on premium tea leaves but on quality tools and the proper brewing method. Together, these elements can make the difference between a so-so tea-drinking experience and one that truly delights and refreshes.  

This attention to detail starts with the teapot. For many tea aficionados, borosilicate glass teapots are the ideal choices, offering distinct advantages over other materials.

What is Borosilicate Glass?

Borosilicate glass contains boron trioxide, which makes the glass very strong and heat resistant. Hence, it is perfect for brewing hot beverages. In fact, this glass is so different from lower-quality grades that it can go from a freezer to a stovetop with no cracking or breaking. In the case of borosilicate glass teapots, most are safe to use directly on a stovetop or for heating water in a microwave.

The use of borosilicate glass in fine teaware is a relatively new innovation. In the past, most borosilicate was used for heatproof baking and cooking products including Pyrex dishware. In more recent years, some of these manufacturers decided to use cheaper, less heat-resistant “soda-lime” glass.

The Borosilicate Advantage

Borosilicate Glass Teapots

Creating borosilicate glass is more expensive than producing soda-lime glass. But, tea lovers around the world have quickly recognized its superior qualities.

As well as being heat-resistant and durable, borosilicate glass is pure and naturally free of toxins, lead, BPA, mercury, and other elements that may be present in ceramic, plastic, and other materials. This makes a glass teapot unsurpassed for safety. It also means you will never taste or smell anything but the pure flavors and scents of your tea when you use a borosilicate glass teapot.

Last but certainly not least, glass teapots are aesthetically pleasing. Many brewed teas are as beautiful as they are delicious, and infusing them in glass allows you to bring a strong visual element into your overall sensory enjoyment of tea. Crystal clear borosilicate glass will never get foggy or cloudy, remaining beautiful forever. And, it’s especially well-suited to brewing blooming teas

Choosing Borosilicate Glass Teapots

If you’re ready to try a borosilicate glass teapot, consider these points:

  • Capacity. While teacups generally hold 8 oz., many people drink tea out of coffee cups, which normally contain 12 oz. Pay close attention to the ounce and/or milliliter capacity of the teapot you’re considering to make sure it’s the right size for you.
  • Cleaning. Most borosilicate glass teapots are dishwasher safe.
  • Infuser. Glass teapots with removable stainless-steel infusers are convenient and durable, and tea lovers can use them to brew many cold beverages as well as tea.  
  • Style. What’s your aesthetic? Glass teapots come in a wide range of styles to suit every taste, including some that have a very classical design that blends in beautifully with any décor.

Teabloom crafts the largest selection of teapots anywhere including many premium and stylish borosilicate glass designs. Browse our collection here – you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.