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National afternoon tea week 2014: 10 best teapots

Serve your cuppa in real style as we bring a range of pretty, innovative and striking pieces to the table

Summer is the perfect time for garden parties and picnics and what better way to relax on those long days than with a cup of tea? But don’t just pour from the kettle - add a bit of style with one of these teapots.

Read more: Brits are potty for afternoon tea

We’ve scoured the internet to find the best selection of brewers, from the traditional Katie Alice English Garden Teapot to the more exotic like the Tenshi Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapot.

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We love The Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Teapot which is a great addition to any table. For the ethically-minded the Cork & Ceramic Teapot will allow you to sip away knowing you’ve invested in something made from sustainable material. For those with a bigger budget, we recommend the Melody Rose Dragonfly Teapot, while the Wilko Vintage Floral is a beautiful piece of crockery and a snip at just £8.

Buy now

1. Whistler Cork Teapot, £22.50

2. Wilko Vintage Floral Teapot Earthenware, £8

3. Seletti - I-Wares Porcelain Teapot, £31

4. Chelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser, £30

5. Katie Alice English Garden Teapot, £25

6. Melody Rose Dragonfly Teapot, £69

7. Portmeirion Vintage Kellogg’s Teapot, £35.60

8. Oliver Bonas Rosalie Teapot, £22

9. Tenshi Cast Iron Tetsubin Teapot, £33

10. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Teapot, £35