Enjoy beautiful tea wares and tasty teas while supporting ethical enterprises.
Two for Tea
Showcasing a hand-painted design, this stackable Bát Tràng tea for two set features a 14-ounce teapot along with a pair of 8-ounce teacups and is microwaveable and dishwasher safe. ($22.98; serrv.org or 800-422-5915)
Sip the Sweetness
Kenya-based Ajiri Tea Company works with local women to create loose-leaf and bagged tea and tisanes. Profits go toward the education of West African orphans. ($10 for 100g loose tea, $12.60 for 16 tea bags; ajiritea.com or 610-982-5075)
A Personal Touch
Designate a place for each teatime guest with delicate lace-embossed cardholders handcrafted in Bangladesh. The set of 12 includes more than 70 blank cards. ($24.95; tenthousandvillages.com or 877-883-8341)
A durable wool tea cozy can keep a pot of tea hot during a leisurely teatime. This colorful Nepal-made treasure features a natural fern pattern. At 10×12.5 inches, it can accommodate most 32-ounce teapots. ($32; or 514-286-4002)
Treats for the Table
These delectable, oversize HB+M truffles are made from fair-trade chocolate and have a pastry center, such as brownie, doughnut, or coconut macaroon. Completely handcrafted, they are perfect for afternoon tea or to give as party favors. ($34 for 10 pieces; etsy.com/shop/hbmchocolate)
Style with Purpose
This hand-painted ceramic Turkish trivet supports a mission as beautiful as its design. Proceeds from each sale go to help the artisan Anadoule women provide for their families and maintain their Turkish heritage. ($19.99; worldcrafts.org or 800-968-7301)
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