As matcha enthusiasts, we're certainly partial to a traditionally brewed green tea, but understand that there isn't always time for the full ceremony. Of all the bottled iterations we've tried, there's no doubt that MatchaBar's mint matcha is our favorite...
Year of the Coq Blue Tea
With a floral fragrance and a delightful blue/green hue, Mariage Freres' Coq Blue Tea (celebrating the year of the rooster) doesn't taste as fruity as the scent or color would lead you to believe. Rather, it's a fresh but subtle tea, with goji berries...
Anyone who has made their own matcha knows the ritual of its preparation is partially about ceremony, but largely about achieving the optimal consistency. Whisking the bright green powder into a bowl of water helps break up the clumps often found in...
Inspired by the shape of diamond facets, Bre & Co's porcelain Origami Teapot boasts bold lines and a strong design that holds four cups of tea. The pot is slip-cast using a traditional method, then hand-finished with a raw black glaze by Brooklyn ceramic...
CH Omakase 2016: Ember Mug
By Nat Livingstone Johnson A few degrees makes a big difference in the flavor and pleasure of your morning beverage, plus nobody wants to discard a coffee but when the last few sips are cold and stale, there's no avoiding it. With the CH Omakase...
Arc Tea For One
British bone china specialist Richard Brendon is known for teacups, coffee mugs and saucers which perfectly blend traditional crafts with modern graphics. The art deco-inspired Arc Tea for One set is hand-painted by artisans in England's illustrious...
Panatea Instant Matcha
Anyone who has made their own Matcha knows the ritual of its preparation is partially about ceremony, but largely about achieving the optimal consistency. Whisking the bright green powder in to a bowl of water helps break up the clumps often found...
Olive Leaf Tea
Along with tasting delicious, Steep Echo's all-natural teas are also healthy. Olive leaf tea contains a super-powerful compound called oleuropein with potency almost double that of green tea extract. Oleuropein boosts the immune system and energy levels...
House of Matcha
Stephen Cheuk, the designer-turned-trainer and founder of intimate NYC gym S10 Training has another obsession alongside helping clients reach sub-10% body fat (without the use of cardio machines). It's high-quality, ceremonial-grade matcha. Well...
P&T's New Master Blends
Augmenting the tea experience since it opened in December 2012, Berlin-based P&T (short for Paper & Tea) has been a place of discovery and education, sans the snootiness. Freshly added to their beautiful range of whole loose-leaf teas and herbal...
Kan-no-shiro Matcha Powder
More than just a tea shop, Kyoto-based retailer Ippodo Tea Co. has specialized in the cultivation and blending of matcha, sencha and other Japanese teas for nearly three centuries. Their Kan-no-shiro 40g can of matcha powder is ground from shade-cultivated...
If you hadn't noticed, MUJI's US online store has been down for the past few months while undergoing a complete overhaul, meaning the only way to get your dose of quality, affordable Japanese design was to go brick-and-mortar. It's finally up and running...
Matcha Starter Kit
Ippodo has been producing high-quality tea for almost three centuries in the heart of Kyoto, and Matcha is one of their specialties. You can learn the nuances of making it yourself with their beautiful Matcha Starter Kit, an all-in-one set that includes...
Japanese Teapot Set with Kaboku Sencha
Ippodo has been producing high-quality tea for almost three centuries in the heart of Kyoto. All of their teas come from Japan's famous Uji region, and their sweetly flowery Kaboku Sencha tea is Ippodo’s highest quality varietal. Paired with the expertly...
Office Blend Tea by Daphnis and Chloe
When hitting the post-lunch slump at work, the office stereotypically shuffles over to the coffee pot in search of a fresh jolt. But for those who don't drink caffeine, the stamina-inducing choices have long been slim—energetic teas still contain...
Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris
by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located...
Sorapot 2 Teapot by Joey Roth
Though it's been discontinued for two years and nearly a decade since its introduction, industrial designer Joey Roth's first product, the Sorapot teapot, continues to enchant with a wonderfully organic shape and visually stimulating design. And...
Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops
by Anya Lawrence For a city that rarely sleeps, it's no wonder that London's coffee shop scene is booming. Gone with the dominance of generic international chains, the emphasis is no longer just on the convenience of grabbing a freshly brewed cup...
Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid
With a conventional coffee cup lid, even the slightest jolt can send scalding liquid out of the porthole, only to be caught by the dish-like design, awaiting a second opportunity to splash onto you. Further, the lid traps all aromas inside, rendering...
Gallery ALL, Los Angeles
The impact of Ai Weiwei’s conceptual works has been immensely responsible for the growing understanding of his personal plight—and that of other artists—in a censored society. Even in these circumstances, artists and designers in China continue to...
Baoputang Teahouse, Beijing
It is common knowledge that China is a land of tea. It's deeply rooted in Chinese culture and it's clearly an important part of the country's heritage, but when it comes to tea tasting, the story is slightly different. Nowadays, many people drink...
Makaibari Tea Estate
by Kelly Phillips Badal At Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India, the fourth generational owner Swaraj "Rajah" Banerjee instructs, "Sip, swish, inhale sharply, then spit," proving tea tastings are undertaken with the same solemnity and ceremony...
Selling out their stock of herbal teas and cleansing bars shortly after launching a few weeks back at Design Indaba 2014, Cape Town-based LithaFlora is a new company using medicinal African herbs, sustainably sourced from four small farm holders...
Just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station lies the serene Ippodo, hidden inside the ground level of Michelin-starred restaurant Kajitsu, which specializes in all-vegetarian Japanese Shojin cuisine. Not to be confused with...
Joseph Wesley Black Tea
The Motor City is producing much more than cars these days, with brands like Shinola leading the way, Detroit's future is looking bright. On a recent trip there, CH came across an unlikely local product, Joseph Wesley Black Tea. While studying in...