Tea Coffee

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

Teacups/Tumblers by Masahiro Mori

These porcelain teacups are stellar. Would be a super good gift for someone that loves to drink tea, or that loves to drink anything else.

Sold in a set of 6 different designs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Teacups/Tumblers by Masahiro Mori here