Steep Design

"This is what happens when designers and connoisseurs meet for tea," says Gamila Design, creators of The Tea Stick. Touted as one of the most operative ways to brew a perfect cup, this stainless steel device beats out both paper tea bags and "pour-over" steeping systems in both ease of use and sleek sexiness. It's a simple mechanism with no breakable parts; scoop the tea into the bottom, slide down the grate and drop it into piping hot water from your kettle or microwave. It fits stylishly in most cups or mugs, and is a cinch to clean. It's available from Gamila for $19.95, with wholesale offers for large orders.