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Top Accessories for Tea Lovers

December 16, 2015

Whether you’re just getting into tea or have been a lifelong fan, you’ve probably encountered the excessive amount of tea accessories. From the essentials like mugs and strainers to the extravagant tea sets and teapots, there really is something for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of the best accessories for any type of tea lover.

Mugs

Our favorite mug sites are from Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Etsy. We love how quirky, classic, and cozy their mugs are without compromising quality. Whichever mug you may fancy, we’re sure they’ll add a little pep to your daily cup (or cups) of tea.

Check out these gems we’ve fallen in love with:

monogram mugs

Anthropologies’ monogram mugs are timeless and a staple to anyone’s cupboard. It seems like every time I’m at someone’s house, I spot one of these. They really have become a trademark for Anthropologie and will never go out of style. Their perfect thumb whole makes for an easy grip, too!

blooms mug

Also from Anthropologie, these hand-painted teacups are vibrant and will spruce up any cup of tea! The delicate but colorful patterns will also brighten up any kitchen as decoration. These cups really make us want to sit down and have our own little tea party.

elephant mug

This elephant mug from Urban Outfitters will melt your heart as you sip your tea. The little tea bag compartment will save you the trip to the trash can if you get comfortable with your tea but decide it’s time to stop brewing. And we love how cute but definitely not cheesy this design is– after all we are trying to be grown ups drinking tea, right?

octopus mug

Etsy has a wide selection of mugs ranging from custom to quirky and classic. This octopus mug is sure to add some excitement to your morning. Depending on the tea you’re drinking, the octopus won’t be visible until you are about half way done with your cup, so drink up!

donut mug

Channel your inner Homer Simpson while drinking from this Etsy pink sprinkle donut mug. This mug has the classic shape design with a classic donut featured, what’s not to love?

Kitchen decor

Show your love for tea to visitors of your home with these cute decor pieces.

but first tea

While this phrase is usually associated with “But first, coffee” tea lovers deserve some love too. We love the black framed decorative text for a subtle and classy expression of tea love. We think placing this in the kitchen next to your tea kit would be adorable, but really it would look great anywhere!

tea by hattie ellis

Whether for your living room coffee table, tea table or your own reference, we love all the facts and suggestions in “Tea” by Hattie Ellis. If you think you know everything about tea, you’ve got to think again. This book taught us things we never thought we needed to know! With tips on exactly how long to brew certain types of tea, how to store tea, and where certain teas come from, you’re bound to learn something new.

pumpkin tea set

Love pumpkins and fall? Love DIY? Well, we have found the project for you. This pumpkin tea set is the perfect display to showing off your crafty skills, love for tea and, most importantly, you get to enjoy your own cup of pumpkin tea. Why waste time carving a pumpkin that you can’t get a cup of tea out of anyway? Not to mention, this blogger has a killer recipe for pumpkin chai lattes to put in your new tea set.

Spruce up your cup

cup sleeve

Still want the coziness of a cup in your hand as you rush off to that morning meeting?  Don’t fret, this to go cup sweater is here to solve your problems! We also love that this cover is so eco-friendly. Think about all the paper those disposable heat guards use! (A lot) And this really does add up. Take this cup sweater with you to Starbucks, or use it for your home-brew. Cozy, stylish, and eco-friendly!

tea spoon

Using the right spoon to stir your tea is essential, and this hand stamped spoon will do just the trick. For that cup of tea that needs honey, milk, or sugar, why not get a designated tea spoon? Or even just use it as display in your kitchen! Hand-stamped and one of a kind, these spoons are the key to perfecting that cup of tea.

christmas tea spoon

‘Tis the season for cute tea spoons! These spoons from Etsy are the perfect way to embrace the holiday season. Perfect for display and functionality, these spoons are sure to spark some sort of conversation with guests. While cozying up to the fire with your festive mug and perhaps Candy Cane tea, why not have your tea spoon be festive too?

To wear

tea beanie

Show your love for your favorite drink by wearing it on your head! Super soft and handmade in Peru, this beanie will add charm to any outfit. Fellow tea lovers will flock to you as you walk down the street in your warm, cute, and quirky beanie wherever you may be.

tea necklace

If you love cross stitching and jewelry, this hand embroidered necklace is for you. The cross stitch pendant is made to order — bound to be one of a kind. Subtle, with a hint of vintage feel, and of course quirkiness will be added to any outfit with the help of this necklace.

We love finding any opportunity possible to show our love for tea and these accessories make it a tad easier to do.

Have any favorites that you want to share? Let us know in the comments below.

Tea Guides

Non-Pumpkin Flavors to Enjoy This Fall

October 16, 2015
tea and mittens

gloves and white tea mug

Now that it’s fall, odds are you’ve encountered the pumpkin craze. But pumpkin spice latte isn’t for everyone. Some people see it as the epitome of the season but there are plenty of other flavors to enjoy this time of year. Here are some of our suggestions for those of you looking to expand your taste beyond pumpkin

Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but who said it couldn’t be apple tea! This tea makes us especially reminiscent of our childhood of drinking warm apple cider, less thick and heavy.  Here’s an Apple Tea that you’ll love and is perfect to cozy up with on a chilly night. 

Chai

You can really never go wrong with chai. There are so many variations that you’re bound to find some type you like. Our personal favorite is Bigelow Vanilla Chai. This flavor has the best aroma every time you make it and has the perfect balance of sugar and spice. If you’re going for more of a sweet drink, add some milk, sugar and/or honey and you’re golden!

Gingerbread

Who says it’s too early for holiday flavors? Gingerbread is the perfect essence if you’re looking for something to awaken those taste buds. This gingerbread spice tea, with a blend of cinnamon and ginger, will satisfy any sweet tooth and it’s naturally caffeine free! (Ideal for an after dinner delight)

Vanilla

We love this vanilla black tea! It’s tasty with some milk and sweetener but still lighter than a latte.

Caramel

This new salted caramel tea from Bigelow is to die for and has a combination of sweet and salty! Like vanilla black tea, salted carmel is best with milk and sweetener and paired with a treat.

Maple

Maple tea has the smoothest flavor for those looking to indulge. This particular tea comes in a wooden box, which can be used for decor or preservation!

Cinnamon

Cinnamon tea is just slightly spicier than chai but still has that cozy flavor perfect for fall! This combination of warm and spicy flavors is best enjoyed outdoors by a campfire.

Earl grey

Earl Grey is a classic tea that can really be enjoyed year-round. But what we love the most is the blend of citrus and black tea, especially in the fall. Bigelow makes a great earl grey with amazing bergamot oil from Italy.

Chamomile

This honey vanilla chamomile tea is our all time favorite variation of the herb. The honey vanilla flavor adds sweetness but doesn’t overwhelm the chamomile flavor. At the end of a long fall day, this too is the flavor to cozy up to.

While pumpkin is the obvious popular trend this time of the year, there are plenty more flavors to “fall” in love with! Cozy-up to some of our flavors by fireside or on a brisk walk — we guarantee you’ll enjoy every sip.

Have any additional flavor suggestions of favorite fall teas? Let us know in the comments below!