10 Essentials All Tea Lovers Need

There’s typically a fierce divide in the coffee vs. tea debate with most not daring to cross over to the other side. I fall on the tea side of things and hold no judgement to those devoted to coffee. You do you. But there’s something about tea and how it can help you pause life for a few minutes so you can enjoy a cup. Whether it’s calming your nerves before the start of a workday or winding you down at night as you get ready for bed, and everything in between, partaking in a cup of hot tea is something easy you can do for yourself. For the tea drinkers, and those looking to join the team, let’s dive in a little and check out 10 tea essentials to help up your daily tea drinking game.

Tea Storage Tower with Silicone Lid by Eva Solo
A functional tea tower to store a few of your favorite types of tea on your counter or to take to the table when serving.

Bincho Teapot by Sort of Coal
A heat-resistant teapot that comes with two handcrafted pieces of Japanese Kishu Binchotan charcoal that naturally purify the water by absorbing chlorine and adding minerals.

Barisieur Tea + Coffee Alarm Clock by Joy Resolve
A TikTok and Design Milk favorite, this clever design not only wakes you up, it can do so while brewing you a cup of tea (or coffee) before your feet even hit the floor. Keep it by the bed for morning to get you going or anywhere else you’d like a quick cup of your favorite tea.

Tea Maker with Woven Cover by Eva Solo
A handy tea maker that can easily join you on the go. The neoprene cover keeps your tea hot for extended periods of time so it’s ready when you are.

Unitea Colors Small Unimug by KINTO
Brew your tea right in the glass you’re going to drink it from with this double duty design. The strainer + lid are made to perfectly fit in the glass cup while it’s brewing and when it’s done, set it aside and sip away.

Small Tea Set by førs studio
The perfect set to enjoy a cup of tea with your favorite person as it comes with a bone china teapot and a pair of matching cups.

Bloom Carafe Tea Cups Set by Acera Liven
Serve your next round of afternoon tea in this lovely set that includes a carafe and two cups that match with a bright lemon yellow color that rises from the bottom to about 2/3 of the way up on each piece.

Helix Tea Pot by Georg Jensen
Elevate your next morning or afternoon tea add a bit of a Scandinavian flavor with this stainless steel tea pot. It has a sleek minimalist silhouette made of double wall steel that will keep the outside from getting too hot while keeping your tea warm.

AIEVE Tea Bag Squeezers
If you prefer using tea bags over loose leaf tea, having something to pull the hot tea bag out is helpful. Plus it makes it easy to squeeze the last bit out of the bag before tossing it.

Unitea Small Cup + Steel Saucer by KINTO
Having a favorite go-to teacup you always grab makes for a better tea drinking experience and this one is a sleek set with a low glass cup and stainless steel saucer.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.