12 Beautiful Mugs to Make Your Tea Taste Even Better

The best teas taste even better out of a really great mug.

Earlier this week, we told you about the best teas: sweet Darjeelings worth waking up for, soba chas that double as a savory snack, senchas that transport you to the mountains of Shizuoka. And what makes these beloved leaves taste even better? (Aside from the right accessories?) A really great mug — whether hand-sculpted, double-walled, or architecturally designed.

Simple, but with a sharp-angle handle.
$24 at stevenalan.com

And an even sharper-angle handle.
$32 at needsupply.com

A lovely reactive glaze.
$12 at urbanoutfitters.com

A Tel Aviv–based artist makes these cups with white stoneware clay and paints them by hand.
$62 for a set of two at etsy.com

An investment piece for your tea latte.
$150 at barneys.com

For your yerba mate.
$20 at amazon.com

A solution, once and for all, to the fishing-around-for-the-tea-bag problem.
$50 for a set of two at ahalife.com 

A set inspired by a century-old textile pattern.
$72 for a set of four at ahalife.com

An of-the-moment splatterware motif.
$12 at amazon.com

Sophisticated pewter.
$29 at saksfifthavenue.com

Double-walled to keep your hot tea hot and your iced tea cold.
$18 at amazon.com

A hand-thrown monogram mug.
$12 at amazon.com