All Things Tea Time – Quirky Cups for the Quintessential Afternoon Break

While coffee might be your go-to cup for a jolt of energy in the morning, a cup of tea remains an essential cure to soothe you through the day. From the fragrant notes of English Breakfast to relaxing and calming chamomile tea, there’s a cup to help you cope through every struggle and victory of the week.

In this round up, we give you a list of all things tea time every tea-lover should get their hands on. Don’t forget to share your favorites on Facebook or pin the best on Pinterest!

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Created by Parsons student Hsin Lin, FIN aims to preserve the traditions of ancient tea drinking ceremonies through a set of modern stackable tea cups. Because of the increasing need for efficiency in this day and age, saucers no longer hold the same value as they once did for proper tea etiquette and are often considered unnecessary for drinking tea.  FIN features a modular cup and saucer set that allows for the saucer to attach to the cup when not in use, making sure that today’s tea drinkers will always have a saucer at the ready.

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While the best thing about tea time might be the rich flavors of your favorite brew, there’s no denying that the scents, sound of pouring tea, and warmth of the cup all play an important role in your tea drinking experience. Suomu Design adds another facet to the experience by creating a tactile set of tableware that features textured porcelain cup handles and lids. Entitled Button, these tea cups are a dynamic addition to the collection.

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Have you ever seen a teapot without a handle? Paul Loebach surprises us with his innovative handle-less Ora Teapot made out of double-wall glass. Thanks to the insulating properties of the glass, tea stays warm for long periods of time, yet allows for portability by keeping the outside at a moderate temperature. We love the flask-like appearance of the Ora Teapot, great for those who prefer minimal tableware.

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Inspired by the beauty of nature, Roxanne Flick’s Purpur sports unique shapes inspired by the Lesser Flamingos of sub-saharan Africa. In a playful shade of pastel pink and blue, this tea set gives new life to tea time by evoking the life cycles of flamingos through its sleek minimal design.

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For a dash of hypnotic, take a look at these teacup and saucer sets by DB Shop. At first glance, it may seem like a matching printed set but a closer look reveals the mesmerizing brilliance of the reflective teacup distorting the saucer’s playful print.

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The Rocking Teapot brings a whole new twist to traditional tea drinking with its seesaw feature; perfect for those who like their alone time drinking tea. You’ll never have to ask anyone to pour you a cuppa because this teapot makes self-serve a breeze.

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There’s time for tea every day with this clever tea calendar designed by halssen & lyon with kolle rebbe. Designed in layers of thin sheets, this calendar dissolves in your cup so you can drink your days away.

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For a truly zen experience, Charm Villa’s goldfish teabags might be right up your alley. Made with a complex 16-step process, you can watch this handcrafted goldfish swim elegantly in your cup, and have your tea too.

Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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