Don’t think you can enjoy your hourly cuppa any more? Think again. The same old cha may be liquid comfort but there are many, many ways to skin a cat. And make tea. In fact, if your boring old tea gets utterly prettified by these little beauties, you might just leave the cat alone.
LET’S START WITH THE TEABAGS
It’s not where a lady always starts but if you’re going to fancy up your tea service, you’re going to have to upgrade your teabags. You know what, snigger all you want, these are pretty amazing.
Heart shaped teabag; €11, Absolute Mint.
DIY Ghost teabag; Lady Monkey Bird. Heart teabags; €2.50, Tea Heritage. Moustache teabag; €4.80, Tea Heritage.
ADD SOME FLOWERS
What else would follow a teabag but flowers? It’s modern ettiquette. Oh…also, petals look all kinds of pretty in your tea. Hey Ooh!
Blooming strawberry tea; Honeysuckle Life.
Cherry blossom tea; The Well Seasoned Cook. Rose petal tea; Georgia Pellegrini. Chamomile flowers tea; Babble
SMARTEN UP YOUR STRAINER
With sneaky robots, deep sea divers and Beatles’ songs looking to infuse your tea leaves, mornings are about to get better.
Robot tea infuser; €12, ModCloth.
Diver tea strainer; €13, Amazon. Mr Tea infuser; €7, Amazon. Yellow Submarine tea infuser; €10, Monkey Business.
FIND A TEAPOT THAT WILL SHOW IT OFF
What’s the point of splashing out on all those fancy tea-tastic accessories if you can’t sit back and smugly take it all in. Glass teapots are making a comeback, that’s our excuse anyway.
Sorapot glass teapot; €180, Joey Roth.
Clear glass teapot; €23, Teavivre. Teapot for flowering tea; €25, Teavivre. Clear glass herbal teapot; €28, Ali.
AND SWEETEN UP YOUR SUGAR
Think outside the sugar cube with these delightful nuggets of diabetes. Well played, cup of tea.
Sugar cube men tutorial; LRF.
Green heart; €11, Dell Cove Spices. Rose flavoured sugar lumps; Always Order Dessert. Skull; €13, Dem Bones.