All Bee House products are made in Japan by Zero. Zero Japan is Japan's leading manufacturer of teapots and tea accessories. Zero is marketed in the USA as Bee House. All of the Beehouse - Zero products are lead free, microwaveable and dishwasher safe. Each teapot comes with a removable stainless steel infuser and lid so you can use regular teabags or insert the stainless steel infuser to brew loose tea.