Tea for (f)all

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

Scrabble mug, $12

Forest stoneware mug, $8

Owl mug, $16.50

Textured zen mug, $8

Aegean mug, $8

Monogram mug, $8

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.

Mug with lid and filter, $20

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The Friday Five: Teapots

I’ve got a major work weekend ahead of me and when I’m working from home I normally have a pot of tea on the go. This weekend I can guarantee I’ll be drinking more than one pot of tea!

Halo teapot, $79.95, Crate & Barrel

teapot, $54, Ten Thousand Villages

Design House Stockholm teapot, $70, CSN

Normann Copenhagen teapot, $200, CSN

Le Creuset teapot, $24.95, CSN


Although I do love making chai tea, my most favourite tea comes from Hédiard in Paris. Loose leaf teas in cute little red tins – perfect!


One Fabulous Mug

Fill ‘er up!

Monogrammed mugs, $8 CAD, Anthropologie

My sister bought me one of these Anthropologie mugs (with the letter J on it – obviously) for my last birthday  and can I just tell you all how fabulous it is? I originally was attracted to the cool letter J and the crisp white background. But once I began using it, I realized that it’s the perfect mug! It fits beautifully in my hand, holds the right amount of coffee or tea and it looks great with my new Macbook. Two thumbs up for this mug!

Image courtesy of Anthropologie.


The Friday Five: Coffee & Tea Service

If you like coffee or tea, then I hope you’re going to enjoy today’s Friday Five. Caution…objects are hot! Gosh…do I have to quote Paris Hilton for that?

Copo Porcelain Teapot, $89.99, Digs Showroom

Coffee or tea press, $29.95, Paper Source

Radiator cup keeps hands cool, $24, Bit Rebels or Yanko Design

Teatime, $25, Holycool

Zipper cups, $40, Uncommon Goods

 

Photos courtesy of Bit Rebels, Design Sponge, Digs Showroom, Holycool, Paper Source, Uncommon Goods, Yanko Design.