Ozeri Serafino Double Wall Insulated Iced Tea
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
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 you fingers on a chilly morning. Seventeen color combinations are available.
$20 | www.clayinmotion.com
Launched in 2009 in Paris and London, Peter Ibruegger’s Original Moustache Mugs immediately began making people laugh worldwide. Made from white bone china, these mugs make a memorable stache. Mustache styles include Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chaplin, and others. These can be purchased individually or in sets of three.
£14, £35 set of three | peteribruegger.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 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
Elephant Tea Mug
This elephant tea mug holds 15 oz and caddies your teabag. Wrap your cold hands around the plump round body to warm them up on a chilly day. The elephant mug holds your tea and the head stores the spent teabag, the tail forms the mug handle, and it even stands on four detailed elephant feet. | Green ceramic 15 oz | $11 | www.amazon.com
To Go Gaiwan
This To Go Gaiwan is glazed on the interior and exterior with green ruyao. The set stacks and can be carried in a cloth bag for easy transport. The glaze will form distinctive patterns over time known as crazing, leaving a crackled history of the teas that you steep. Gaiwan stands 10cm x 6.7cm, holds 160ml water. The cups (2) stand 8.3cm x 3.6cm and hold 95ml.
$24.99 | 160ml | 200g | www.teaware.house
Tea Gifts for Fun in the Sun
Lotus Sharing Pitcher | Ju Ware Glazed Celadon
Founded in 1983, Lin’s Ceramics Studio is a renowned pottery producer based in Taiwan. They are celebrated in the tea community for making wares from natural materials that are aesthetically pleasing while honoring traditional style and function. Ju Ware is a renowned form of celadon pottery made famous during the Song Dynasty. The distinctive and elegant blue-green glaze has relatively high heat conductivity. This makes celadon is a natural choice for teas that require a lower brewing temperature, such as green and white teas. The Lotus Sharing Pitcher is a wonderful vessel for sharing stacked tea infusions. Rishi Tea & Botanicals
$110 | 200ml |www.rishi-tea.com