Best Tea for One Sets Handpicked by a Tea Sommelier

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A tea for one set is a nested teapot and matching tea cup that’s perfect for a serving for one person. Here are my tea for one set picks.

3 sets of Tea for One sets

Tea for One Sets

A tea for one set is a nested teapot and tea cup in one (and sometimes a saucer) that are great for making a pot of tea for one person.

Tea Sommelier’s Tip: Tea for one sets are best for making tea from tea sachets or tea bags since the teapot doesn’t usually come with an infuser.

What to Look for When Buying a Tea for One Set

  • Design
    A set that will put a smile on your face is one you’ll use over and over again.
  • Retains heat well
    You want a teapot and tea cup that can hold heat well to keep your tea hot as long as possible. Ceramic, porcelain, and fine china all do better than glass.
  • Teapot is sized to hold 2 servings
    The teapot should be able to hold about 2 cups of water and the tea cup should hold 1-2 cups.

My Pick for Best Tea for One Set:

Wedgwood Cuckoo Tea for One

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I love Wedgwood. They’re elegant with a touch of whimsy and this tea for one set is exactly that. Made of fine bone china with 24 karat gold detailing, the teapot holds about 19 oz. and the tea cup, 12 oz.
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Other Recommended Tea Strainers:

Royal Albert Tea-For-One-Polka Rose

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It’s an updated and fresher version of your grandmother’s tea set with the miniature rose design and 22K gold trim. The teapot holds about 16 oz. and the teacup holds 12 oz.
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Le Creuset Tea for One Set

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A charming yet sturdy tea for one by Le Creuset. Teapot holds 6 oz. and mug holds 4.5 oz.
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FORLIFE Tea for One with Infuser

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Comes with a stainless-steel tea infuser (a rare find!) so it’s great for making loose tea. It’s dishwasher safe and holds 14 oz. of water.
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Ceramic Tea for One

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Made from stoneware, a cute patterned tea for one set. The teapot holds 15 oz. and the mug holds 8 oz.
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Cat Tea for One Set

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An adorable cat themed ceramic set. The teapot holds 16 oz. teapot and cup, 8 oz.
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How to Make the Perfect Pot of Tea in a Tea for One Set

  1. Boil cold filtered water to the correct temperature for your tea. (Water temperature will vary according to the type of tea so I always use an electric kettle with a temperature setting.)
  2. Warm the teapot by pouring hot water into the pot and giving the water a swirl then pouring it out into a sink.
  3. Put 1.5 teaspoons of tea for each cup into the teapot and add water.
  4. Steep tea for the correct amount of time depending on the type of your tea. (No more than 5 minutes.)
  5. Pour tea into the cup. Make sure to take out the tea sachet or tea bag so that it’s not sitting in the water, making your tea bitter.

Questions You May Have

Can I boil water in the teapot?

None of the teapots in the tea for one sets are meant to be used directly on the stove. Boil water separately. The teapot is for brewing the tea only.

What’s the best tea to use in a tea for one set?

For teapots that don’t have an infuser, I would recommend using a tea sachet instead of loose tea.

Why a tea sachet and not a tea bag?

Tea in sachets are higher quality than tea in tea bags.

Do I need to use filtered water to make tea?

The best tasting tea is made with the best tasting water so always use filtered if possible.

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