Overwhelmed with pumpkin spice latte macchiatos, mocha frappe with white chocolate and other trendy modifications of traditional coffee, we could almost forget about that drink so dear to English culture: tea! It has long been proven that tea sometimes is a better choice than coffee. Thanks to tannins and other polyphenols it contains, tea can have very beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and central nervous system. The tea leaf is not exposed to the aggressive heat treatment that coffee is, which allows tea to retain all its healthy vitamins and minerals.
Tea can also be very fashionable. Today we present some stylish accessories to decorate any tea party.
Designer Sue Pryke is a lover of tea and a great believer in the healing power of this drink. The pleasure we take in drinking tea grows when we drink it out of stylish cups. So Sue has developed a minimalist and clean kettle, cup and bowl. The concept is simple and elegant.
Floatea—the first teapot that has learned to float. The tea is placed inside the metal container and leisurely dipped in the glass, as you watch the water change colour. After the tea is brewed, remove the floating teapot and place it in a specially provided cover. Floatea saves you from those annoying tea stains on the tablecloth.
Even when cooked in large quantities, tea does not lose its flavor and medicinal properties. A thermos, like the one you see in the image, will allow you to keep the tea warm permanently. The water in it can stay hot for up to twelve hours. The elegant appearance of this thermos sets it apart, making it worthy of a place on the nicest tea table.
True tea lovers always want to have this drink with them. This stylish travel cup, with its graceful modern design, can accompany you anywhere, so you will always have a hot, refreshing beverage at hand.
When the weather gets colder, we find that we start drinking even more tea than usual. To ensure that all the extra tea bags do not lie scattered around the corners of the kitchen, designer Andrew Jars came up with this wooden tea box in which different varieties can be organized and displayed.
Sultry summer days should not interfere with tea time. This thermos for cold drinks ensures that refreshing iced tea is always at hand. It is also suitable for parties and could even be used to prepare tea cocktails.
If you want to hold onto the traditions of high tea, have a look at this wonderfully classic tea set. The silver teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug are perfect for formal tea parties or for bringing a bit of vintage charm to your tea break!