Tea drinkers take their pot selection very seriously, so soak your favourite leaves in one of these functional and plain pretty picks.
Tea trendsetters are rocking bamboo handles this season like the one on this Robert Tetu find ($105, Clay Design , 170 Brunswick, 416-964-3330, www.claydesign.ca).
Gold glaze highlights Iris Dorton 's mint green pot ($127, Gardiner Museum Shop ,111 Queen's Park, 416-408-5066, www.gardinermuseum.com).
Julia Gillmor 's porcelain model ($125, Distill , 55 Mill, building #56, 416-304-0033, www.distillgallery.com) is steeped in an angular, Asian-inspired aesthetic.
Light a warming tea light in the compartment under the mod Caine ceramic kettle ($29.99, EQ3 , 222 King East, 416-815-2002, www.eq3.com).
Alfi 's blue plastic tea toter ($60, Ma Zone , 63 Jarvis, 416-868-0330, www.ma-zone.com) combines a thermos-style casing and classic teapot design.