These modern tea accessories will infuse your tea ritual in style

As much as I love the instant gratification of my potent little espresso pods, there’s something inherently meditative about brewing a cup of tea. Each step in the process requires its own delicate timeline, and when done with intention and without distraction, leaves me feeling balanced and refreshed (unlike the spiral of overstimulation my 3 p.m. coffee caused). From kettles to teapots and tea leaves to cups, making tea offers plenty of room for beautiful, well-designed objects that will make your tea time even more rewarding. Whether you’re a tea time regular or a tea novice expanding your palate, these modern treats for tea time and accessories are sure to infuse your tea ritual in style. For more tea accessories, visit the Design Milk Shop.

Pour Over Stainless Steel Kettle by KINTO
Between its narrow, curved spout that offers consistent, easy pouring, and its sleek, modern matte black finish, the KINTO Pouring Stainless Steel Kettle will be a fixture on your stovetop. This sleek kettle is durably designed for use on gas and induction stovetops and is even dishwasher safe for added convenience. And while we love the curvy aesthetic, the kettle’s narrowed spout is thoughtfully designed to provide optimal control when pouring over tea leaves for a more balanced brew.

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Carafe + Two Cups Set by Fors Studio
For outdoor tea time (it’s that time of year!), pour your tea into Fors Studio’s chic carafe. Each piece in their Carafe + Cups set is literally a heavenly match, their organic and sculptural shapes are designed to complement each other, allowing the pieces to sit perfectly next to each other creating a modern tabletop display. The carafe’s durable bone china material and handcrafted wooden lid create a stunning tactile and visual contrast that never fails to elevate tea time, and we can’t get enough of the new jade colourway of the brand !

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Insulated mug with tea filter by Eva Solo
As much as I love the slow, meditative ritual of tea time, I have to take the fruits of my labor on the go every once in a while – which makes this Eva Solo insulated mug a necessity. Featuring its own internal tea filter and double-walled vacuum insulation that keeps tea hot for hours, this tea mug is an all-in-one solution for steeping tea on the go. The minimalistic and Scandinavian design of the cup also looks great!

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Large plastic Unitea teapot by KINTO
The KINTO Unitea teapot is one of our favorite ways to make a teapot! The clear design of the Unitea large plastic teapot lets you savor the colorful transformation of your tea as it steeps, for an even more satisfying tea experience. Made of heat-resistant glass and featuring a plastic lid and internal strainer, the Unitea teapot pairs beautifully with KINTO’s Unitea cup + saucer and is sure to bring out the best in your favorite teas.

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Ayasa Aluminum + Wood Jars by TIIPOI
These aluminum jars from TIIPOI have a plethora of uses in your kitchen and beyond, but one of our favorite ways to use them is to store loose leaf teas. Modern storage containers are airtight to better preserve the freshness of your favorite tea blends, and come in a variety of bright, eye-catching hues that deliver an instant mood boost with every interaction. You’ll love the visual contrast of the aluminum container and sustainably sourced hardwood lid, and the textural interest it brings to your counter too!

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Large Tea Set by Fors Studio
Makers of consciously crafted ceramic homewares, Fors Studio knows a thing or two about honoring daily rituals like tea time. Their large tea set is a work of art in its own right, with a hand-enamelled porcelain teapot and two medium-sized mugs – perfect for sharing a peaceful tea with a friend. The large teapot’s oversized curved handle makes it a pleasure to use, while the cups’ sculptural shape makes it a pleasure to squeeze in your hands.

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Small Unitea cup + saucer in stainless steel by KINTO
The clear glass material of KINTO’s Unitea small cup is perfect for witnessing the beautiful transformation of floral teas into blooms and the soothing color of your finished brew, while the modern stainless steel saucer provides a reflective surface to create the ultimate tea experience. A delicious bonus: the KINTO Unitea cup and saucer are dishwasher safe, making them ideal for everyday use.

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Firebelly Tea’s must-have set
This starter set from modern tea company Firebelly Tea is an ideal entry point for teatime newcomers. Complete with the brand’s elegant stoneware teacup, single cup tea strainer/infuser and a Firebelly tea sampler of your choice, this very giftable set is a great way to experience teatime and tea time. Expand your tea taste with Firebelly’s delicious library of pure teas. and infusions.

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Large Bottlit water bottle by KINTO
These modern bottle-shaped canisters are an organizer’s dream – suitable for a variety of uses in the kitchen. I can see it now: a row of KINTO Bottlit boxes along your kitchen counter or shelves, each filled with a different variety of tea, creating a clever and functional teatime display. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of its design either, the Bottlit’s modern cork lids are fully functional and airtight, perfect for preserving the rich, nuanced flavors of teas.

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Teapot with woven lid by Eva Solo
A sleek and ultra-modern brewing solution, this Eva Solo teapot is so stylish it even has its own outerwear. The woven neoprene cover is not fashionable, it is carefully designed to help preserve the warmth of your finished tea, so you can enjoy tea time anywhere. Simply insert the included filter, add your tea leaves, pour hot water into the glass flask, making sure to cover with the splash guard while the tea steeps, and press the plunger when done to enjoy of your tea. There’s also no need to remove the filter when you’re done, it’s that simple.

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Uppers Tea Sampler by Firebelly Tea
For people looking to kick their coffee habit, check out the Firebelly Tea Premium Set. This sampler of USDA organic teas and infusions includes the brand’s most popular uplifting teas, all of which make the perfect midday pick-me-up. Firebelly’s No Ordinary Joe Tea delivers a coffee taste profile without the jitters, Wise Sherpa delivers a smooth, long-lasting caffeine buzz, and Makes Good Sencha provides all-around focus support.

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Alexa is a business writer at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her fiancé Alex and Phoebe, a retired greyhound. A lifelong art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM store picks, she can be buried in a book, watching reality TV, or venturing around her town with her partner and pup.

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