Sweese Porcelain Tea Mug
This professional-grade porcelain mug comes with a lid that doubles as a coaster. The deep strainer is made of 18/8 stainless steel. Cool insulated handle, sure grip. Dishwasher and microwave-safe. Mugs are sold in a gift box. Mugs available in 10 colors, mint green, lilac, navy, orange, pink, steel blue, turquoise, white, yellow. Pictured: red. Dimensions: 5.2-inches tall, 3.4-inch diameter, the infuser is 3-inches deep, capacity 15 ounces.
$19 | 15-oz mug | www.amazon.com
India Circus | Bamboo Frankie Cup
An unbreakable and reusable bamboo takeaway cup with a lid. The cup features a design by Krishna Mehta, in hues of blue. It’s made from bamboo fiber and has a capacity of 350 ml. Dishwasher safe.
INR 509 ($6.90) | www.indiacircus.com
Little Red Cup Pitcher
This pitcher, made by Ceramica in Portland Maine, is sized to make just the right amount of tea for two people, pair it with either of these two stainless steel tea strainers to make it a brewer and you’re ready to go.
$26 | The Little Red Tea Cup Co. | www.littleredcuptea.com
NICOBAR| Oyster Bay Kulhar & Strainer Set
Crafted with natural stone, these kulhars are contemporary with tropical motifs and a great addition to your tea time. They are available in a few designs and hold about 180 ml of chai. The brand brings design into contemporary spaces by using interesting material but focusing on modern design, styles, and utility. Set of 5 cups.
INR 1,800 ($24.39) | www.nicobar.com
Ozeri Serafino Insulated Iced Tea Cup
This set of two heat and condensation-resistant borosilicate glasses each hold 16 oz. The patented double-wall design suspends your frosty tea within an inner wall, creating an engaging optical effect while keeping your hand comfortable. Stronger and more durable than common glass, each glass features a wraparound contour that provides a natural aesthetic grip. Comes in four colors.
$28 | 2 16-oz glasses | www.amazon.com
Urban Platter | Cutting Chai Set
Chai devotees will love this! A set of 6 transparent glasses in a stand. Each glass has a capacity of 100ml. The stand, reminiscent of the streets of India is made from coated iron. Safe to use every day, and holds both hot and cold tea.
INR 775 ($10.50) | www.urbanplatter.in
Clay in Motion Mug
The simple handiness of this 14-oz.mug, made by hand for the left or right-handed. Either version will warm your fingers on a chilly morning. Seventeen color combinations are available.
$20 | www.clayinmotion.com
The Ember Mug² will keep tea at a chosen temperature for 1.5 hours (for the 10-oz. size) or 80 minutes (for the 14 oz size). Smart LED indicates when the tea is at the perfect temperature, as gauged by the built-in battery. The mug has an “auto sleep” feature and a regulator for ideal temperature settings. Included is a “charging coaster.” It’s like a Space Mug!
$99.95, 10-oz. (in black or white) | $129.95, 14-oz. (black only) | www.ember.com
Design Your Own Tea Set
Artists and crafters will have a blast with this project for a unique gift. The site allows you to customize the basic, white porcelain teacups with all kinds of designs, which can be filtered for “masculine,” including choosing a font for a monogram or insignia. Site choices include “Cowprint with Cowboy,” “Retro Fishscales,” and the truly classic, “Knitted Argyle and Skulls,” among many others. Or upload your own designs. Spoons and saucers included.
$49.95 | www.youcustomizeit.com
Rishi Tea | Abundance Sharing Pitcher | Ju Ware Glazed Celadon
The Abundance Sharing Pitcher is crafted by the artisans at Lin’s Ceramics Studio in Taiwan. This beautiful celadon decanter is a petite size, making it perfect for practicing Gongfu Cha style tea service. The Chinese term Gongfu is difficult to translate, but alludes to the art of doing something with intention, deep focus, and skill. Gongfu Cha tea service involves using a gaiwan or a small porcelain or clay teapot to infuse loose leaf teas. Celadon has relatively high heat conductivity, meaning that the teapot will rather quickly relay thermal energy from the water inside. This makes celadon a natural choice for teas that require a lower brewing temperature, such as green and white teas. Rishi Tea & Botanicals
$95 | 200ml |www.rishi-tea.com