I like to surround myself with pretty things that are also practical. One of my absolute favourites is my Burleigh Arden teapot. Two reasons: 1) Husband bought it for me showing how much he "gets" me. 2) It's a great pourer and gets used everyday, cheering me with prettifulness.
My tea is kept warm for that much needed second cup by a pink and blue tea cosy knitted especially by the splendiforous Rachael. She made this for me before we'd even met in real life and I'm constantly reminded of how blessed I am to have found such a kindred spirit.
I'm currently enjoying T Leaf's Red Baron Chai Rooibos tea with a wee bit of sugar and dash of milk. Refreshing when I need to hit that second wind with the kids.