Whether you’re starting your day or having friends round for a natter, serve up the perfect cup of tea with these pretty pots.
1 Chatty chai
• Bloomingville teapot, Dh225, S*uce Gifts, Al Wasl Square, Dubai
2 Blooming lovely
Crafted from fine bone china, this William Kilburn Range teapot is covered in a pretty floral pattern and comes with a matching plate and mug.
• Ocean Fantasy Teapot, Dh199, Indigo Living, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
3 A palatial pot
In addition to exquisite tea blends, TWG Tea offers a lavish range of tea-related accessories, such as this Grand Summer Palace pot, which has a colourful hand-painted exterior complete with 22-carat gold accents.
• Grand Summer Palace teapot, Dh3,550, www.twgtea.com
4 Spot the difference
We love the jaunty red-and-white-polka-dot design of the Globe teapot by London Pottery. The pot has a capacity of four cups and promises zero-drip pouring action.
• Globe teapot, Dh119, Virgin Megastores across the UAE
5 Shaping up nicely
If traditional shapes aren’t your thing, try the Pin-Chu Coffee and Tea Set by the Taiwanese company Geway. The stackable, three-piece, silicone-and-ceramic set can be used to hold tea, milk and sugar.
• Pin-Chu Coffee and Tea Set, Dh144, www.wamli.com