Tea, like temper tantrums and adult swimming pools, is best when boiling hot. Have your loose-leaf cake and steep it, too; for $12, you get $25 worth of senses-awakening tea and hip tea accessories from online retailer Tea District.
Pump yourself up for a mellow morning of contradictory impulses with a cup of organic ginger-peach-apricot black tea ($9.99 for 15 sachets), or put yourself in a sweet, sensuous headlock with a steaming mug of licorice-imbued Ceylon green tea ($8.99 for 36 bags). Pour it all like a champion with a cast-iron kettle ($39.99–$75.99).
Since many of Tea District's blends are organic and fair trade, it only makes sense to bring out the best in them by using an infuser ($4.49–$17.99), the mystical device forged thousands of years ago to bring out hidden flavors in all things and brew what they said could not be brewed—including screwdrivers, bacon bits, and roundhouse kicks.