Huggable Tea Cups

Friday, October 28, 2011 4comments No tags Permalink 0

Late Friday afternoon at Le Gamin. I love these tea mugs, don’t you?

Warm and huggable. A little doily and matching saucer. There’s a hand knotted tea bag housing peppermint-based blends in the center. Bright and minty, honey on the side. It’s hard to imagine a more inviting cup, especially at this authentic French cafe. Le Gamin’s very charming owner, Robert Arbor (whom I first met at Olivia’s apartment in 2007!) also serves his signature iced tea here. That you must try on a warmer day. But as of now, the weather forecast calls for snow tomorrow and so hot teas and tisanes it is. For big cheerful mugs also look in the direction of…

Harney & Sons, love the elegant foot and handle on this one, and…

Le Pain Quotidien, saucer-less but still adorable.

  • nance
    October 29, 2011

    I love the Harney & Sons cup. I was visiting NY this summer and stayed at a hotel right near Harney and didn't have chance to have tea there. I'm still kicking myself about it, but I did buy some tea there and one of those "one perfect cup of tea" spoons that you showed once on this blog. BTW, I love all your tea posts (and the other ones too) since I'm a tea aficianado.

  • anonymous
    October 29, 2011

    Hahaha, that was so long ago I can't believe you remember! Hope all is well, Kathy :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 30, 2011

    Hi Nance! Oh man, just one more reason to make a return trip hehe. Don't you love those spoons? I've been giving them out for little gifts as well. Super cute. And so glad to hear you're enjoying the posts :)Olivia! I actually went to Le Gamin to meet up with Robert! Had such a good time, and we talked about you as well!! Wish you were there ^_^

  • anonymous
    February 25, 2012

    Hi there. I designed alot of the packaging for Harney & Sons as well as this tea cup for them. The idea is that the tea cup have generous proportions, maybe something you might find at the Mad Hatter's tea party. You can actually purchase it from their online web site.Cheers,Missy WilsonPS- I just ordered Gamin's latte bowl a few weeks ago. Yay!

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