A Perfect Ten: Steep Well

What's for tea, dear? Oolong, rooibos, and Earl Grey in the most enchanting china patterns.
10 perfect teacups and tea sets

Photograph by Hornick Rivlin

1. Sea Change
Raynaud Cristobal Coral teacup, $112, and saucer, $62, both Bliss Home.

2. Fleur it
Royal Copenhagen Elements teacup and saucer, $125, Bliss Home.

3. Gilded Lily
Nil teacup and saucer, $235, Hermès.

4. The Right Stripe
J. L. Coquet Hemisphere teacup, $178, and saucer, $119, both Bloomingdale’s.

5. Steeped Serpent
Caskata Dragon teacup and saucer, $60 for a set of two, Louis.

6. Wishful Drinking
Dandy Lane teacup, $38, and saucer, $18, both Kate Spade.

7. Garden Party
Iitala Korento teacup, $24, and saucer, $18, both Didriks.

8. About Face
Fornasetti teacup and saucer, $1,225 for a set of six, Louis.

9. Flower Power
Unikko teacup, $22, and Oiva saucer, $22, both Marimekko.

10. Brilliantly Banded
Haviland Laque de Chine teacup, $89, and saucer, $63, both Bloomingdale’s.