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“Don’t discard tea leaves after the first brew. Tea can be resteeped—up to 15 times for pu-erh and some oolongs.”
—Marianne Sundquist, tea connoisseur and chef (In Fine Spirits)
Serve it hot or on the rocks: Rare Tea Cellar Lemon Berry Meritage tea, $15 per quarter pound, at rareteacellar.com
Michael Aram tea strainer, $42, at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-525-3500, tabulatua.com.
Design By Us thermo cups, $52, at allmodern.com.
Eva Solo tea maker, $109, at The Coffee Studio, 5628 N. Clark St.; 773-271-7881, thecoffeestudio.com.
Alessi spoon set, $40, at Alessi, 611 N. State St.; 312-274-6500, alessi.com.
Georg Jensen teapot, $200, at Georg Jensen, 959 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-642-9160, georgjensen.com.
Biodidactic Design honey pot, $99, at aplusrstore.com.
Photography: (tea) Anna Knott; (all others) Courtesy of vendors