I love the shape of this antique Art Deco cup and saucer, made by the Salem China company in the late 1930's! It's a pattern called Streamline and the gold bands are 22k, which makes it all the more precious. I found a large set of these while I was hunting at the fleamarket and think that the size and feel of the china is perfect for drinking tea! Not to mention, it's nice to get a little fancy occasionally!
This is my go-to filter, as most of the time I make tea by the cup. Simple to use and easy to clean, it has a fine enough screen to keep tea leaf dust out of my cup!
My husband brought this Chinese cup and lid from France when he moved to the United States. I adore the dragon motif and the lid is practical, keeping my tea warm when I get up from my desk!
I fell in love with this teapot the moment I saw it! This is Palais des Thes' Gray Natsume cast iron teapot, made by the famous Japanese designer, Hisanori Masuda. I love its purity of form and the fact that it's cast iron lined with enamel. It's perfect for when I entertain guests and coordinates well with other midcentury modern pieces that I have.
Cynthia skillfully and knowledgeably hosted a tasting of Palais des Thes Grand Cru teas. I am pleased that she agreed to participate in this series.