Hiber-Nation '12: Tea time
It's time to kick your soothing hot beverage-making operations into high gear with the help of senses-awakening, wintertime blues-busting tea paraphernalia.
Mon, Jan 16 2012 at 11:58 AM
Given that today is the third Monday in January (AKA the most depressing day of the year
) I thought it would only be appropriate to resurrect "Hiber-Nation," a weekly series of posts featuring home accessories and other odds and ends that help make housebound-in-the-winter life a bit more enjoyable or, at the very least, more tolerable. And certainly less depressing.
Last winter's "Hiber-Nation" series was chock-full of hunkered-down-at-home must-haves including mugs, slippers, books, coat racks and hooks, and throw blankets so in that same spirit of cozy cabin fever-dom, I'll be featuring more like-minded goodies over the coming weeks. Today, to kick things off, here's a handful of home tea-making accoutrement to warm the spirits (and the hands), awaken the senses, and bust bad cases of the trapped-at-home wintertime blues (disclosure: I'm currently wearing pajama pants and guzzling a heaping mug of organic chamomile with no plans of stepping outside). Although there's plenty of tea-making gear out there to tempt seasoned sippers, the emphasis here in on handmade, low-waste, and reusable products. I'm also including one novelty tea item — take a guess which one — that's just too fun to pass up (and is also very appropriate for MLK
Are there any tea-making accessories that you simply can't do without when wintertime rolls around?
Woodland Owl Teapot and Cup Set @ Poketo
Tea Diver by AbelPartners Design Studio @ A+R Store
($12 - 15% off with code TEA42)
Bellocq Organic Breakfast Tea @ Terrain
Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle @ Bodum
Steven Smith Teamaker Peppermint Leaves Herbal Tea @ Blackbird
Health Ceramics photo courtesy Didriks.
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