The best mug, steeper, and more for brewing the perfect cup of tea

Kick your stale Lipton bags to the curb and upgrade your tea game with these simple accessories.

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A perfect cup of tea can transform your entire day. But, those stale old tea bags rotting away in your cabinet probably won’t do the trick. Luckily, brewing an excellent cup is simple if you’re willing to put in a little prep work. We have selected some excellent accessories, as well as some choice leaves that will have you eager to chuck your old bags in the trash. You don’t need to buy everything on the list, but each piece plays its own role in creating a brew that smells as good as it tastes.

LeafLife Bamboo Tumbler

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Cuisinart PerfecTemp

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Young Mountain Darjeeling

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Fellow Atmos vacuum canister

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Ember Mug2

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Tealeaves chamomile blossoms

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OXO infuser basket

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Willow u0026 Everett pot

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Tea Forté citrus mint

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Stan Horaczek is the executive gear editor at Popular Science. He oversees a team of gear-obsessed writers and editors dedicated to finding and featuring the newest, best, and most innovative gadgets on the market and beyond. He lives in upstate New York with his family, a three-legged dog, and a truly unreasonable collection of hundreds of vintage film cameras and lenses.