Tea Coffee

Warm Sugar/Creamer Set

The rough cork lid is a nice contrast to the smooth lines of this sugar/creamer set.

microwave, oven and dishwasher safe
Designer: Tonfisk, Finland
Dimensions: 3 3/4″ diam x 3″ high each

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Warm Sugar/Creamer Set here

ITTALA EGO COFFEE CUP & SAUCER

“Different and distinctive, it is Ego’s design that sets it apart from the rest. Designed by Stefan Lindfors, Ego brings a modern perspective to the international coffee culture: a cup suitable for all coffee specialties. The unique design of the handle helps keep the cup steady both in the hand and on its saucer. Ego is also an impressive dinner service that has large (25 and 31cm in diameter) multi-purpose plates. They can be used, for example, as service plates, for pasta, salads or serving. All parts are oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. 7 oz.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy ITTALA EGO COFFEE CUP & SAUCER here

Marla Dawn Tea for Two teaset

Why pour one cup of tea when you can pour two? This delicate tea set has a 64 oz pot with a double spout, two 8 oz teacups and one saucer.

Thanks Greg!

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Marla Dawn Tea for Two teaset here

Coffee Time Set, White

The way the saucers act as a lid is a definite benefit, and I especially like the spoon/stirrers. I think this would be a nice gift for someone that entertains…

Porcelain coffee set: tray, 6 cups, saucers and spoons.

4.75 in x 7.175 in x 2.25 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Coffee Time Set, White here

The Tea Stick

I first read about this last year in METROPOLIS magazine, and knew it would be the perfect holiday gift for my good friend who drinks loose tea quite often. A few weeks into the new year, my friend confided that it was their favorite gift and that they use it everyday! For under $25, I don’t think you could go wrong if you have any tea drinkers on your gift list.

“The ultimate infuser for tea enthusiasts features intuitive “scoop-slide-steep” functionality while it reflects the aesthetic of traditional loose tea service. Durable enough for industrial use, it has no breakable mechanisms and is constructed entirely of 304L stainless steel with holes small enough to infuse the finest of teas. The innovative design provides optimum flow for perfect steeping and incorporates a fill-line. The Teastick fits nicely into glasses and mugs and is ideal for a 10-14 oz perfect cup of tea.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy The Tea Stick here

Frieling Thermal French Press

My ever evolving taste buds now require a stronger cup of Joe, so in my search for the perfect brew, I discovered what all the fuss over french press coffee was about…flavor. My big, clunky coffee maker now has a permanent home deep in a bottom cabinet, while this sleek beauty rests atop my counter taking up precious little space. There are many presses to choose from, but most are glass, which doesn’t keep your coffee hot for very long. This stainless steel press is double-walled for insulation, keeping it hot for hours. With no need for electricity, simple use and superior taste, I highly recommend a change in your morning routine.

Two sizes available:
Small press, 4-cup (20-fl.-oz.) $49.95
Large press, 8-cup (40-fl.-oz.) $64.95

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy Frieling Thermal French Press here

Crinkle Coffee Mug Set

We’ve posted the regular crinkle cups before, but this is the first time I’ve seen the coffee mug set. These are fun, but in an understated way, which makes them a little bit smarter than the average mug…

Handmade in Japan of high quality porcelain with a matte satin glaze. Set of 2.

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Crinkle Coffee Mug Set here

By the Lake Cups Bird

The silhouetted trees that encircle each By the Lake porcelain cup are mirrored in the platinum-plated surface of the matching saucer. What’s more, the miniature images change with the light and point of view: a tiny visual tempest in an exquisite teacup.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.50
Availability: Buy By the Lake Cups Bird here

warm walnut mugs

What a nice alternative to the ordinary paper cup and sleeve…

“The concept behind Warm, the contemporary set of teacups and teapots designed by Tony Alfström and Brian Keaney, should be immediately apparent to anyone who has used a paper collar with their coffee takeout. Here the collar is a bracelet of laminated wood, molded from oak or walnut, wrapped around a detachable ceramic container. The collar functions both as insulator and handle, and elevates the cup or pot high enough to preclude the need for a coaster. The cups are available in tea and coffee services…All ceramic parts are oven, microwave and dishwasher proof. ”

ceramic & laminated wood with walnut finish

h 4″ ø 3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy warm walnut mugs here

chemical tea

Geez. Why don’t more people drink tea out of teacups? I think this teacup is my favorite thing for the day, and maybe if I bought it, it’d be my favorite thing everyday.

height: 5.2 cm.
diameter: 9.5 cm.

material: porcelain

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy chemical tea here

“Goldfish” Asia Tea Cup

I wish I had seen these before making my christmas list. Shoot. There’s always next year, right? These two Bone China cups are sold as a set. Hand-painted with signature “Goldfish” motif.

Measures 6(d) x 5 (h) cm
Available in one color only

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy “Goldfish” Asia Tea Cup here

Design Achille Castiglioni

What’s better than tea for two?

“A fine example of the work of Castiglioni, who is often able to create a project out of a simple action: such as lowering the rim of a plate and thereby creating elegance and flair in addition to better serving the user. The tea for two set is elegant and very refined.”

set consists of:
-red/bordeaux tray; 13.75″ x 10 x 1.25″
-bavero teapot; 24.67 oz (3 cups)
-bavero milk jug; 5.5oz
-bavero sugar bowl; 9.5 oz
-2 bavero teacups; 7.75 oz, 3.25″ dia
-2 bavero teacup saucer; 6″ dia.

+ free shipping in the continental U.S. (usually ships in 1-2 days)

Purchase Information:

Price: $262.00
Availability: Buy Design Achille Castiglioni here

Jonathan Adler teapot

From one of Jonathan Adler’s earlier lines, the ‘Nelson’ line of pottery is based on the bubble lamps made by George Nelson. I really like how Adler can make ceramic look like it’s draped over a wire frame. It’s elegant.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Jonathan Adler teapot here

Float Tea Lantern and Tea Cups

I think maybe I posted this collection a while back (and if I didn’t, it’s gotten plenty of well-deserved attention from other sites) but now I’m bringing it to your attention again since I recently ran across a retailer. Each teapot is individually handmade in the Czech Republic from fine borosilicate glass (which is superior for its high temperature resistance) and, because of the design, you are able to pour it by hand just like any ol’ bottle. I guess I don’t have to mention that it’s absolutely the most beautiful teapot/lantern that I’ve ever seen- quite different from your average tea set to say the least.

“Designed by architects Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Float Tea Lantern recently won acclaim at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City and awards from both UNESCO and London’s The Architectural Review.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Float Tea Lantern and Tea Cups here

Rubberband Coffee Cups

These cups are insulated by a rubberband so you can drink your morning OJ or coffee just the same.

-Fun color band protects hands from heat
-Glass and natural rubber
-Glass: dishwasher-safe
-Rubber: hand wash

Purchase Information:

Price: $2.95
Availability: Buy Rubberband Coffee Cups here