Shop teapot warmers with a candle base at The Tea Centre!

Teapot warmers do just what their name suggests—they keep the pot (and the tea inside) warm! Coming in a variety of sizes, a Tea Centre teapot warmer is the beautiful centrepiece statement you need for your kitchen and dining spaces.

Our teapot warmers selection boasts unique designs that are the very best at keeping your teapot warm, not to mention the brew inside perfectly hot! As a result, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you below.

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TC Chevron Tea Warmer


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The Tea Centre’s unique and very best teapot warmers selection

A tea warmer is not just great for keeping your brew warm, but also creates a lovely ambience as the flicker of its tea light radiates an inviting glow. Like teapots, tea warmers come in a range of styles and materials. Choosing a tea warmer will mainly come down to what will match your teapot the best as most warmers will do an equally good job of keeping your teapot warm.

As an accessory, the size of the tea warmer should also be taken into account as some might be too small for certain teapots. Larger tea warmers are not usually an issue and will safely hold a small teapot, but the coupling may look mismatched and disrupt your table setting.

The only other thing to consider would be whether the tea warmer has a more enclosed design or not. An enclosed vessel is mainly for the benefit of protecting the tea light flame. However, enclosed warmers may also help in concentrating the heat upwards instead of dispersing it outwards as open warmers may do.

Side note: If you’re looking to keep a cast iron teapot warm, avoid using enclosed hand-blown glass tea warmers as they may be too delicate to support the weight of a cast-iron teapot. In general, fine glass tea warmers should probably be limited to warming just glass teapots.

How do teapot warmers work?

Teapot warmers work by letting your teapot rest on an elevated stand so that a heating element—usually a tealight candle—can be placed directly beneath the teapot. This is a safer option than reheating your teapot on the stove or in the microwave, as not all teapots can endure that heat.

Teapot warmers are great for those looking to regularly host long lunches or prefer to sip tea in abundance (but over a long duration of time). They also are beautiful statement pieces that light up any dining or kitchen space!

What kind of teapots keep tea hot?

In the same way that a carpenter is lost without his tool belt, a tea drinker can’t enjoy the full experience of tea without the proper teapot on hand! There are pros and cons to each type of teapot material, and this often affects how long a teapot can keep the tea warm.

  • Ceramic: Compared to other traditional teapots, ceramic teapots can retain heat well. However, this material is more prone to chipping than others.
  • Glass: aesthetically pleasing to watch tea leaves unfurling during the infusion process. However, glass does not retain heat as well as other materials.
  • Earthenware and Cast Iron: traditionally, earthenware and cast iron is said to retain not just heat, but also the memories of the tea and tea drinker! These teaware materials are also relatively easy to keep clean.
  • Porcelain/Bone China: beautiful pure white colour and a convenient material for teaware. Used to be very delicate but is now much more durable. They are not as great at retaining heat.
  • Stainless steel: If you’re after a teapot that retains heat over a long duration, stainless steel is the best of the bunch. In fact, our teapot warmers aesthetically suit stainless steel teapots the best.
  • Buy teapot warmers online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops

    Here at The Tea Centre, we have a gorgeous range of teapot warmers that’ll make any tea-drinking experience an absolute delight.

    Interested in other teawares? Look through our selection of tea cups, tea sets, and tea tools, to find the right ones for you.