Part kitchen staple, part conversation piece, the Bodum New Kenya Tea Press ($30) takes your tea brewing experience to the next level. It starts with a borosilicate glass teapot, which is wrapped in a curved, black plastic frame, continues with a plastic handle, filter, and lid, and is finished off by the stainless steel plunger to stop the action. Just fill with near-boiling water, drop in your favorite loose leaf blend, and watch as the plain H2O becomes a tasty, body-warming tea.
Start your mornings with gusto — sorry, couldn't resist — with the Krups Dolce Gusto Circolo ($150). This museum-worthy single serve beverage machine serves up coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and specialty drinks in a hurry and without fuss, thanks to a 15 bar pump pressure system, a 32-ounce removable water tank, a magnetic capsule holder, and LED lighting to keep you from crashing your cup into the side of the machine in those early morning hours. Available in raging red or way-more-likely-to-match-your-kitchen titanium.