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Just like coffee, a well-brewed tea takes finesse. Whether it’s hitting the right water temperature, infusing leaves to their full potential, or proper storage, these tools will help deliver a perfect brew every time.

Airscape Ceramic Canister Freshness is key to preserving tea’s delicate flavors, and the patented Airscape containers from Planetary Design do just that with a specially designed lid to push out, then seal out, excess air. The glazed ceramic canisters also block moisture and sunlight, offering ideal storage for both loose-leaf and bagged teas. $31-35, planetarydesign.com

Cuisinart PerfecTemp Electric Tea Kettle Perhaps even more particular than coffee, tea leaves benefit from brewing at specific water temperatures to extract the best flavor. The Cuisinart PerfecTemp electric kettle makes it a one-touch process, with six preset temperatures for delicate green teas, full-bodied black teas, and everything in between. A 30-minute “keep warm” function means no waiting for a second cup. $99.95, cuisinart.com

Everest Tea Tumbler Founder of Colorado-based company The Tea Spot, Maria Uspenski used her mechanical engineering background to design the signature Steepware line. The 22-ounce Everest Tea Tumbler features an ultrafine stainless steel filter, double-walled insulation, and a leak-proof lid for adventures in the great outdoors or simply your morning cup to-go. $33.95, theteaspot.com

IngenuiTEA A clever little teapot indeed, Adagio’s IngenuiTEA remains a longtime favorite for both form and function. Watch tea leaves unfurl in the brewing chamber, made from durable Tritan plastic, then place it atop your cup to trigger the release valve while the fine-mesh metal filter strains the tea. $19, adagio.com

OXO Tea Infuser Basket For a quick single cup of loose-leaf tea, we like the sturdy simplicity of this new infuser from OXO. The generous size allows plenty of room for leaves to expand, while the double handles keep it securely propped on the rim of any mug. An accompanying lid wrapped in silicone keeps in the heat while steeping and doubles as a coaster to prevent counter drips. $12.99, oxo.com

Stump Teapot At 18 ounces, this classic Stump Teapot is perfect for breakfast for two or a leisurely solo Sunday. The ceramic pot from California-based FORLIFE Design includes a removable, extra-fine stainless steel infuser for loose-leaf teas, a hinged lid, and a rainbow of color options. $28, harney.com

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