I've got to give a little shout-out for this insulated carafe. Does a great job of keeping my tea hot for hours. I'd recommend only using it for one type of tea (black, green, etc.) since it's stainless steel, which tends to hold some flavor. (My tea cups are actually spice jars from Anthropologie—they come with cork tops.)
Amy John Headley is a landscape designer based in San Francisco.