Afternoon tea is such a cute traditional concept (as well as very elegant and sophisticated) that I'm not surprised that I find the Matryoshka Teapot completely perfect for setting the mood. Based on the cultural Russian nesting dolls, this tea set is adorable in its rather subtle take on them.
Brought to you by the Neatoshop, the Matryoshka Teapot is essentially comprised of six parts: two cups that are modeled after a matryoshka doll's head and which are stacked one on top of the other, a pot, a lid and a stainless steel strainer.
The Matryoshka Teapot is reasonably priced at $49.95. Made out of ceramic, it would surely fit in with any tableware decor setting. Not only that, but the Matryoshka Teapot would surely add more than a bit of character to one's kitchen as well.
If you don't think that the Matryoshka Teapot is for you, it would make a great gift for that tea-loving friend of yours!