Tea Coffee

Iittala Trio Sugar and Cream Set

This is perhaps the simplest sugar and cream set ever (maybe)…

Trio – an elegant glass set for many purposes. Trio set continues the tradition of multifunctional, elegant Iittala design. Consisting of three stackable parts, all made for many purposes…a pitcher, a small bowl and a bigger bowl…it is classical glass design in its purest form: plain and light.

Dimension: pitcher 15 oz, bowl 10 oz, bowl 6.75 oz
Designer: Camilla Krop 2007

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Availability: Buy Iittala Trio Sugar and Cream Set here

Brewing Pitcher (Ice Tea)

This will sure be handy once the summer heat sets in…

“Steep hot tea in the lidded upper pitcher and then Flash Chill deliciously fresh iced tea by pouring the brewed beverage into the ice in the lower pitcher for immediate service. The signature piece of our Tea-Over-Iceā„¢ line, these sculpturally designed pitchers are made from hand-blown heat-resistant glass and stack for a captivating table side presentation.”

[via iheartluxe]

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Availability: Buy Brewing Pitcher (Ice Tea) here

EVA SOLO’S CAFE SOLO COFFEE BREWER

This is a perfect gift for your favorite coffee drinker.

“Eva Solo bring their “less is more” design aesthetic to the simple task of brewing coffee. Simply spoon in the coffee, add boiling water, stir and replace the drip-free filter funnel and the tip-up lid. Wait four minutes, and pour the freshly-brewed coffee. The lid and the cover keep the coffee warm for 30 minutes, as well as giving the brewer is distinctive “flask in a pullover” look.The covers are available in knitwear or neoprene (zipped). Consisting of four easy-to-clean parts (heatproof flask, lid, filter and cover), with a custom stirrer, easy to clean and maintain. Winner of numerous design awards, including the 2004 Design-Plus. This method of brewing coffee is the closest to that used by professional coffee tasters and blenders.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy EVA SOLO’S CAFE SOLO COFFEE BREWER here

Radiator Mug

Pretty smart interpretation for keeping your beverages hot and your hand comfortable…

“the radiator mug designed by stephen reed is a refreshing departure from the traditional handle-style mug. instead of relying on that handle to allow you to hold a hot beverage, the radiator’s stylish and functional fins do the trick, providing just enough contact to keep your hand warm. the radiator mug is a must-have for those who appreciate its industrial style, or those who simply prefer that their everyday objects possess a little more flair.”

4.1″h x 3.5″ diameter

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Radiator Mug here

Shattered Teapot & Tea Cup

Teatime, anyone? Add some edginess to the tradition with this ‘Shattered’ tea collection.

Fine bone china.

Shattered Tea Cup and Saucer, $23.00, Buy it here.

Shattered Teapot, $60.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.00-$60.00
Availability: Buy Shattered Teapot & Tea Cup here

“I Am Not A Paper Cup” Ceramic Cup

I’d seen this talked about, but it’s not until now that I’ve seen it actually available for purchase (‘purchase’ in the sense of able to order it- it’s out of stock until mid May, but you can preorder now to make sure your name’s down when they’re back in).

Double-walled porcelain cup with silicone top.
Dishwasher safe.

Size: 3.5″ x 6″

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy “I Am Not A Paper Cup” Ceramic Cup here

Ceramic Cups by Sarah Cihat

I posted Sarah Cihat’s Rehabilitated Dishware oh-so-long ago, and was pleased to find some of her new(ish) handmade cups.

Handmade cups with floral art.

3″ high by 3″ dia

Purchase Information:

Price: $70
Availability: Buy Ceramic Cups by Sarah Cihat here

Keyaki Wood Tea Cups

I wonder how well wood conducts heat? I’m tempted to buy these; they look so comfortable to hold, plus, they seem more natural than the ceramic mugs we’re all used to.

“Keyaki wood is a Japanese elm and has been much prized for centuries by Japanese woodworkers for the dramatic and beautiful grain. Each teacup is carved from a single block of wood and has a unique pattern. They are light and wonderful to hold in the hand. Set of 4.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Keyaki Wood Tea Cups here

Brooklyn Mugs

Whether you love or hate Brooklyn, these two mugs help take you back (unless you live there already).

Brooklyn Mug (right), $10.95 4.25” H Capacity: 12 oz.
Brooklynese Mug (left), $9.95 4”H Capacity: 7.5oz

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95-$10.95
Availability: Buy Brooklyn Mugs here

On Off Mug

Even though this is slightly back ordered at the moment, it’s still worthy of a post- you can preorder it to get it early next year, (which isn’t too far away might I add)…

“At plain sight it is a standard black mug as they come a dime a dozen and in big white letters it say OFF. Nothing fancy, but once you add the hot beverage of your choice, the mug changes color and is turning white and in big black letters it states: ON”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy On Off Mug here

My Cuppa

If you’re still in the middle of last minute holiday shopping, this might be a thoughtful gift for someone that’s particular about how they take their tea or coffee…

‘Although the question “how do you take your coffee?” seems simple enough, for the caffeine-connaisseur, a non-descript “two creams, one sugar” does not always acheive the desired results. My Cuppa helps you mix your drink to the perfect consistency, based on the color-coded guide inside. Options include everything from a straightforward “milky” to an extra-strong “builder’s brew”.’

2.75″W x 3.75″L x 4.5″H

(Ground Shipping to US & CAN is included.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $25
Availability: Buy My Cuppa here

Tea Stick

Looking for something thoughtful yet not too personal to give to your office mate or other person you see everyday? This tea stick may be just the thing.

“Clever, spring loaded gadget makes one perfect cup of tea. Simply insert loose tea and steep. Stainless steel and plastic. Modern German design.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Tea Stick here

Deception (Cup and Saucer) by chillichilly

This is a rather unique cup and saucer set- I like how the handle looks like part of a pair of scissors, and the fake shadow is interesting as well…

“what you see is not what you get. this cup and saucer set challenges our perception of what is right and false. the deceiving shadow forged on the saucer resonates the beauty and well-proportioned shape of the coffee cup.”

material : porcelain
size : 4.25 oz

Purchase Information:

Price: $20
Availability: Buy Deception (Cup and Saucer) by chillichilly here

Tea Brewer

As some parts of the country are experiencing an unusually late winter, perhaps a nice hot tea will warm the spirits.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Tea Brewer here

Faceted Tea Bowls

“These glazed stoneware tea bowls have faceted textures and come in different neutral matte colors. Generously sized, they are also suitable for serving soup, rice, and desserts. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Each cup holds 10 ounces. Set of four.”

Made in Japan

Size: 3.25h x 3.75″diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Faceted Tea Bowls here