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27 Items All Tea Lovers Need In Their Lives

Because it's always 4 o'clock somewhere!

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1. A magical Chinese tea ball that turns into a flower.

Flowering tea is a bundle of dried tea leaves wrapped around one or more dried flowers which blossoms in hot water before your very eyes like an enchanted flower. Buy a glass teapot or cup to witness the miracle.

9. A kick-ass Russian samovar.

The "Samovar," which literally means "self-boiler," has been used for centuries in parts of Eastern Europe and is traditionally heated with coal or charcoal. You can buy a vintage one for as much as $30,000 or as little as $17.

10. A British afternoon tea stand.

The best three tiers in the world, the bottom saucer is for finger sandwiches, the middle one is for clotted cream, jam, and scones, and the top one is for chocolates and mini-pastries!

11. A Russian silver tea holder and table glass.

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This was the most common type of tea glass in Russia until the late 1970s, due to the fact that the faceted glass is more durable and the holder is beautifully decorated and insulates the tea. They're still popular today on Russian railways because they provide a safer method of tea-drinking in motion, and can be purchased as souvenirs.

18. A tea blend customized for your personality.

Blends for Friends uses character descriptions to create your own personal blend of tea. This could be used as either a sweet present for someone you love or subtle revenge for someone you hate.

20. A super-cool genie-style teapot.

In the Middle East, teapots have especially long spouts that become narrower at the end and are usually made of brass. Wish-granting genie not included.

24. A penguin that will perfectly steep your tea.

Simply set the timer depending on how strong you want your tea to be, and this adorable little guy will dip the tea in and out for you until it's done. Buy it here.

25. A coffin for your teabags.

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Figuring out what to do with the teabag when you're done steeping after you have already cozily planted yourself on the couch is one of the tea lover's greatest problems. Now there's a solution.

27. And, of course, a full Royal Albert vintage tea set.

You'll have it one day, and then you can invite people over for tea and live out your dream of being the aging Dowager Countess of a sprawling English estate.

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