Pot on top, cup on bottom; when tea time is a solo adventure, this punchy two-timer ($42.95, House of Tea , 1017 Yonge, 416-922-1226, www.houseoftea.ca) has everything you need.
Made from clay, this old-fashioned I Ching teapot ($30, the Tea Leaf , 1918A Queen East, 416-698-0040) borrows decorative themes from the ancient Chinese manual of divination.
This art deco double-walled teapot by Guy Degrenne ($155, the Tea Emporium , 351 Eglinton West, 416-488-4061) features an insulated stainless steel cover.
Ingeniously constructed from a double wall of borosilicate (aka heat-resistant glass), this award-winning tea lantern by Molo Designs ($199.95, Swipe , 477 Richmond West, 416-363-1332) holds its heat thanks to the flame of a tea light.
The elephant-motif handle adds an additional artisanal detail to this hand-painted and celadon-glazed Thai teapot ($48, Red Tea Box , 696 Queen West, 416-203-8882).