It’s International Tea Day and these are the tea-related products you need

Tea lovers rejoice – it’s International Tea Day and what better way to celebrate than with a new mug (or five)

International tea day
More mugs and tea? You don’t need to ask us twice. Left: Yvonne Ellen, right: Newby Teas

There’s nothing quite like it, is there? That sound of soft whirring and bubbling that proceeds the flick of a kettle. And whether you’re a ritual English Breakfast drinker, a herbal blend aficionado, or simply partial to the odd cup of Earl Grey, tea lovers unite as we celebrate International Tea Day on Friday 21st May. To get you in the mood for your favourite brew, we’ve rounded up the cutest tea-related products on the market that you need.

Delicate florals

Floral mugs, Marks & Spencer, Dhs45 each

Add a biophilic touch to your afternoon tea set-up with these elegantly rounded floral mugs from Marks and Spencer. Traditionally cute and each unique in design, these pretty cups are an excellent addition to an eclectic mug collection. Dishwasher and microwave safe, your biggest stress will be which biscuit to choose to accompany your brew.

A new herbal blend

Newby Teas Matthew Williamson
Maharaja’s Breakfast tea, Newby London, Dhs275

Fans of Matthew Williamson will likely already be aware of the designer’s collaboration with Newby London teas, but if you haven’t added one to your collection yet, this is the push to do so. We particularly like the Maharaja’s Breakfast blend and no, not just for its beautiful packaging (although that does help).

Artisanal simplicity

Minimal tableware from Crate and Barrel
Stella 4-piece set, Crate and Barrel, Dhs194

If you’re in the market to upgrade your entire mug collection, this minimal design by Crate and Barrel should be a strong contender. The Stella 4-piece set comes with a mug, stoneware dinner plate, salad plate, and cereal bowl so you can serve in uniformed good design.

Animal alphabet mugs

Yvonne Ellen alphabet mugs
Alphabet mugs, Yvonne Ellen at Namshi, Dhs75 each

If you haven’t heard of Yvonne Ellen yet, where have you been? The British artist draws adorable animal designs that feature on a range of tableware including delicate bone-china mugs. The quirky artistic designs and ergonomic handles make the mugs well-worth their Dhs75 price tag – available on Namshi.

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