As much as I love coffee, I love tea. There are so many flavours and I am a fan of most of them! Earl Grey, yes please. Vanilla Roiboos, don’t mind if I do. Chamomile, indeed. I’m not too particular when it comes to loose leaf or tea bags – I like it all. I take milk with most of my tea and sometimes I add a drop of honey. Delicious! Since I talked about coffee last week, I thought I should give some attention to tea this week.
Swans Upon a Time teapot, Modcloth via Luxe Life
Enamel Teapot, West Elm
Maxim Teapot, Marks & Spencer
Alice’s Teapot 4, Anthropologie
Weave Teapot, Crate & Barrel
What do you prefer – coffee or tea?
Happy Friday!Â Have a wonderful weekend!
Did you enterÂ this week’s giveaway?
I drink tea all year and I actually like a hot cuppa even during the summer months. As a coffee-in-the-morning kind of gal,Â I find that making an herbal tea after lunch is a great alternative toÂ caffeinatingÂ my thoughts all day long.
With the rise of tea`s popularity in recent years, there is far more variety and easy access to unique blends from far-away places than ever before.
Today I`m showcasing a few mugs that make tea time that much more quaint. These are also really easy to get your hands on (!) since they`re widely available at Chapers-Indigo and make a perfect, random, `thinking about you`gift for a friend, colleague or parent. They make a really sweet add-on to an online book order for curling up on quiet weekends this season.
Stoneware mug made in Portugal, $12
Scrabble mug, $12
Forest stoneware mug, $8
Owl mug, $16.50
Textured zen mug, $8
Aegean mug, $8
Monogram mug, $8
And now this is fantastic- the mug with a perfect-fit filter for loose tea (below). The lid doubles as a filter holder for whenÂ steepingÂ is done. I have one of these and I love using it at the office.
Mug with lid and filter, $20
I’ve got a major work weekend ahead of me and when I’m working from home I normally have a pot of tea on the go. This weekend I can guarantee I’ll be drinking more than one pot of tea!
Halo teapot, $79.95, Crate & Barrel
teapot, $54, Ten Thousand Villages
Design House Stockholm teapot, $70, CSN
Normann Copenhagen teapot, $200, CSN
Le Creuset teapot, $24.95, CSN
Although I do love making chai tea, my most favourite tea comes from HÃ©diard in Paris. Loose leaf teas in cute little red tins – perfect!
Fill ‘er up!
Monogrammed mugs, $8 CAD, Anthropologie
My sister bought me one of these Anthropologie mugs (with the letter J on it – obviously) for my last birthdayÂ and can I just tell you all how fabulous it is? I originally was attracted to the cool letter J and the crisp white background. But once I began using it, I realized that it’s the perfect mug! It fits beautifully in my hand, holds the right amount of coffee or tea and it looks great with my new Macbook. Two thumbs up for this mug!
Image courtesy of Anthropologie.
If you like coffee or tea, then I hope you’re going to enjoy today’s Friday Five. Caution…objects are hot! Gosh…do I have to quote Paris Hilton for that?
Copo Porcelain Teapot, $89.99, Digs Showroom
Coffee or tea press, $29.95, Paper Source
Radiator cup keeps hands cool, $24, Bit Rebels or Yanko Design
Teatime, $25, Holycool
Zipper cups, $40, Uncommon Goods
Photos courtesy of Bit Rebels, Design Sponge, Digs Showroom, Holycool, Paper Source, Uncommon Goods, Yanko Design.