Whether enjoying your morning English breakfast or dozing off at night with a cuppa chamomile, Judith Weber’s Classic Teapot Set ($190) helps you steep in style. The brilliant red—ahem, “dragon”—ceramics are hand-cast Earthenware finished with five coats of hand-painted glaze. That’s a lot of fancy talk for “yep, it’s as silky-smooth and elegant in real-life as it looks in that glossy pic.” The teapot holds 32 ounces and you can find the whole shebang at Teavana’s website, teavana.com, or in-store at Walt Whitman and Roosevelt Field Mall. Oh, and if you’re not into this bright fire-breather, perhaps the emerald green or burnt orange variations are more your (tea) bag.
Pots of Gold
Eating local honey—like these from Don Sausser Apiaries, Southampton about $8 each—often keep allergies and hay fever at bay, since it contains a bit of pollen from your surroundings and can help boost your immune system. The folk remedy doesn’t work for everyone, but many swear by a spoonful a day. Amazingly, the sticky stuff also treats cuts and burns, when applied directly. Whether pure and unprocessed (i.e. straight from beehive to bottle, sans straining/filtering or heating) or creamed (a more spreadable version, like butter), this super food is basically nature’s edible first-aid kit. Oh, and every smackerel is delicious, to boot.