While I am most definitely a coffee lover through and through, I'm not opposed to the odd cup of tea. This especially applies in winter, when I've had my coffee quota for the day and am in need of a soothing, hot drink. There are so many delicious herbal, caffeine-free varieties around, and recently I've acquired some beautiful samples from both T2 and Storm & India. With that said, I think it's about time I invested in a lovely teapot so that I can truly enjoy the ritual, and feel good about serving visitors who stop by for a cuppa. The Glass Teapot by Menu has always been high on my wishlist, and though still a favourite, lately I have been drawn to other styles, such as the classic Japanese-inspired cast iron varieties. They sit beautifully in a Scandinavian-style setting, as these images demonstrate.
Thanks to talented artist, interior stylist and designer Leila Budjen for this next discovery. I really love the shape and colour of her stoneware clay teapot, designed by ceramic artist Jonas Lindholm.