A peony pink Fiestaware teapot with a chartreuse and pink Fiestaware tea set.

Enhance Your Daily Tea Ritual With These American-Made Teapots

Americans typically don’t do tea time. While there are many countries in the world whose residents still slow down for a daily cup of tea, that brief respite does not tend to fit into our busy worker bee mentality. Furthermore, when we desire a cup of tea, we usually cannot wait for a kettle to boil, and instead, we throw a cup of water in the microwave on high for two minutes and call it good.

I heard my favorite English podcast host lament America’s tendency to murder tea in the microwave, and I tend to agree. There is something intangibly subpar about a cup of tea made from microwave-heated water.

As someone who enjoys relaxation and conversation while sipping tea, I always look for ways to enhance my tea ritual. It seems, however, that the tendency of Americans to microwave water has created an unfortunate dearth of American-made teapots and kettles. In fact, American-made stovetop kettles seem to be utterly extinct. Luckily for us, some mainstay vintage American housewares companies do still manufacture teapots today.

I have put together a list of my favorite American-made teapots. Some of the names may look familiar to you if you are familiar with vintage American pottery. Despite the decline in modern American manufacturing, we have managed to hold onto some of our best pottery companies from times past. I hope you enjoy the list 🙂

Bennington Pottery Teapot

Bennington teapot in turquoise
Bennington Teapot in Turquoise

Russel Wright Teapots by Bauer Pottery

Coral pottery teapot made by Russel Wright and Bauer pottery, made in the USA
Coral Russel Wright Teapot by Bauer
Turquoise pottery teapot made by Russel Wright and Bauer pottery, made in the USA
Turquoise Russel Wright Teapot by Bauer

Bauer Pottery Ringware Teapot

A chartreuse pottery teapot by Bauer pottery, made in the USA
A Bauer Pottery Chartreuse Teapot

Fiesta Pottery Teapot

peony pottery teapot made by Fiesta pottery, made in the USA
Fiesta Pottery Teapot in Peony

Some of these names should look pleasantly familiar if you are a vintage housewares lover. While I would love to own one of each of these teapots, that luxury will have to wait until after I buy a house. For now, my daily teapot is the Fiesta pottery teapot in the Peony color. In our home, we eat, drink, and serve on Fiesta. There is simply no beating the durability and beautiful colors offered by the American company.

A peony pink Fiestaware teapot with a chartreuse and pink Fiestaware tea set.

Do you own a teapot from one of these companies, or are you more of a microwave tea drinker? Leave me a comment below and tell me about it!

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