After my walk I head for the stove to start my water for my morning tea. My favorite is Stash's pomegranate raspberry green. I love green tea but some of it tastes a little too grassy to me. This one is perfect. What I don't drink hot ( I usually brew 2 bags) I add ice to later and then I'm really happy...iced tea. The other essential item: Le Creuset tea kettle in Dijon (now available in citron) available at Williams-Sonoma.