Cancer-fighter, soul-soother, fortune-teller: Tea isn’t just your ordinary drink. You cannot put something this beneficial into just the average plain-Jane tea kettle. There’s something for every taste in these five kettles.
GREEN TEA | Imported from Bangkok, this tea kettle serves as a design element, rather than an actual kettle. The delicate paintings won’t take the heat. But everyone will be too busy admiring the rich colours to worry about quenching their thirst for a cuppa. Available at Alchemy, GK-II, M-80, New Delhi, Rs6,500
BLACK TEA | Sharp angles set this tea kettle apart. This sleek, silver design is not for the calm tea drinker. This kettle needs caffeine to go with its vibrant, sharp lines. FCML, GK-II, M-Block Market, New Delhi, Rs2,695
MASALA CHAI | Indian landscape in its myriad forms is the inspiration for the design of this kettle. Small, colourful drawings of palm trees, banyan trees, elephants and camels stand out against the simple white ceramic. The tea kettle keeps a bit of old India in the home, but updates the look for the new generation. Periyar Tea Set (including sugar and milk pots), available at Good Earth, Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai, Rs2,100
GREY | The elegant silver or copper Simplex kettle harkens back to an earlier era of 18th century charm. Perfect for adding a retro feel to the home and for brewing tea on the stovetop. It even whistles when ready. Available online at www.cheftools.com, Rs6,400
OOLONG TEA | The delicate blue leaf motif painted on this ceramic pot reappears on two cups and saucers, a sugar pot and a milk jug. It’s the perfect set for an intimate tea party for two. The subtle design, inspired by the bamboo plant, is soothing. The Next Shop, 24 Marshalls Road, Chennai, Rs4,000