I drink tea all year and I actually like a hot cuppa even during the summer months. As a coffee-in-the-morning kind of gal, I find that making an herbal tea after lunch is a great alternative to caffeinating my thoughts all day long.
With the rise of tea`s popularity in recent years, there is far more variety and easy access to unique blends from far-away places than ever before.
Today I`m showcasing a few mugs that make tea time that much more quaint. These are also really easy to get your hands on (!) since they`re widely available at Chapers-Indigo and make a perfect, random, `thinking about you`gift for a friend, colleague or parent. They make a really sweet add-on to an online book order for curling up on quiet weekends this season.
Stoneware mug made in Portugal, $12
And now this is fantastic- the mug with a perfect-fit filter for loose tea (below). The lid doubles as a filter holder for when steeping is done. I have one of these and I love using it at the office.
Do you have set criteria for the mugs you use? Do they all match? Or are they random? Does size matter? Colour? Shape? My mugs have one thing in common – they’re white (or mostly white). Surprised?
white and black J mug from Anthropologie
white and black J mug from Chapters Indigo (thanks Shannon!)
white mug from GlucksteinHome (thanks GH Team!)
black and white mug from Gstaad (featuring a scherenschnitte design)
black and white mug from Beauty’s in Montreal
I hope you all enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea!) in the summer sunshine this weekend. Enjoy!
Note: You can see I’ve been enjoying many meals and tea breaks on my balcony except for one day when it was raining.
Photos by me.