This Cute Le Creuset Find Is Perfect for Gifting (and It’s on Sale Right Now!)

This Cute Le Creuset Find Is Perfect for Gifting (and It’s on Sale Right Now!)

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Picture this: You’re curled up on the couch, a good book in hand, warm throw on your lap, and it’s a blustering autumn day outside. You’ve probably lit a candle that smells like pumpkin spice or apple pie — because hello, it’s fall. The only thing missing in this dreamy scenario? A cup of something comforting and cozy in your hand.

With our latest find from Le Creuset, that basic-in-the-best-way daydream can very easily become your reality. For a limited time only, the brand is offering their signature enameled Demi kettle — and a charming set of matching mugs — on super sale, knocking the price from $115 to $75.

If you’re unfamiliar with the total upgrade that is the Le Creuset kettle, allow us to enlighten you. It’s made of durable carbon steel and finished with a saturated coat of porcelain enamel in one of the brand’s vibrant signature shades (including classics like Marseille, Flame, and Cerise), giving it both brains and beauty, so to speak. The superior material construction means it retains heat like a boss and will have your water boiling and ready for your tea (or pour-over coffee, or hot toddy) in no time.

However, the addition of two mugs (in a shade that corresponds perfectly with your chosen kettle) is what really sets this pick apart as a perfect gift to yourself or the tea lover in your life (the holidays are coming up fast, after all!). The timeless mugs are crafted of dense stoneware, which retains heat and resists chips, stains, and scratches, so they’ll be your coffee companions for a long time to come. Together, the kettle and mugs are the dream team you need on your side now that cooler fall days are upon us.

Meet the New Halloween Tea Collection I’ll Be Sipping Well Beyond Spooky Season

Meet the New Halloween Tea Collection I’ll Be Sipping Well Beyond Spooky Season

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Fall is just around the corner, which means we’re getting ready for picking apples, busting out our coziest scarves, and eagerly awaiting the season of all things pumpkin spice. And speaking of: As part of their new Holiday Special Collection, tea brand VAHDAM India has launched a Pumpkin Spiced Herbal Tea as well as a Happy Halloween Assorted Tea Gift Set — and they’re both getting us excited for the spooky season ahead. Perfect for gifting yourself or your equally pumpkin spice-obsessed loved one, these limited-release teas practically scream autumn.

Even more exciting: From September 1 through September 30, Apartment Therapy readers receive a special discount code for 20 percent off VAHDAM items sitewide with code KITCHN20.

Inspired by the warm, classic flavors of fall, VAHDAM’s Pumpkin Spiced Herbal Tea tastes sweet and earthy. The yellow-hued brew is light-bodied and smells like cinnamon and spice upon first steep, later giving way to deeper, woodsy notes of cardamom, turmeric, ginger, and a hint of black pepper. After we tried this herbal tisane before bedtime, we felt comforted by the cozy fall flavors and calming aromatics. We’ll definitely be reaching for this tea once the temperatures start to drop and spooky season officially begins, but will plan on sipping this cozy brew well into the winter months, too.

We also love that these tea bags are individually wrapped in silky satchels — perfect for single servings when you might not want to brew an entire pot. VAHDAM recommends steeping these tea bags for 2-3 minutes and then sipping this tea hot for the coziest taste experience. We recommend enjoying it while watching your favorite spooky movie.

And more on their Happy Halloween Assorted Tea Gift Set: This Halloween-themed artisanal gift set include an assortment of four of the brand’s signature loose leaf tea blends housed in collectible tin caddies: Sweet Cinnamon Masala Chai Tea, Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea, Pumpkin Spiced Herbal Tea, and the award-winning Turmeric Spiced Herbal Tea. All four caffeine-free herbal teas are comforting, deliciously aromatic, and packed with the classic flavors of fall, but the Turmeric Spiced Herbal Tea was the standout, tasting the most invigorating and comforting out of the collection in our taste test.

VAHDAM recommends starting your day with one of these warm and spicy chai-inspired teas steeped in hot water or mixed into a Chai latte format with your favorite frothed milk.

Now, what are you waiting for? Go treat your loved ones to these delicious limited-edition fall teas from our friends at VAHDAM — no tricks here!

I Ditched My Morning Cup of Coffee for This Matcha Latte Powder and I’m Never Going Back

I Ditched My Morning Cup of Coffee for This Matcha Latte Powder and I’m Never Going Back

Sarah M. Vazquez

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Sarah writes about all things shopping for Apartment Therapy. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Elle Decor, and PureWow, among others. In her free time, you can find her strumming away at her guitar, on the perpetual hunt for the coziest duvet, and enjoying Sundays in the park with Marty—that’s her pup.

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This Editor-Favorite Pitcher Transforms Freshly Brewed Tea into Iced Tea in 30 Seconds Flat

This Editor-Favorite Pitcher Transforms Freshly Brewed Tea into Iced Tea in 30 Seconds Flat

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When a product is good enough to convert someone from a non-user to a huge fan, you know it’s gotta be special. And that’s why I just added this 2-Quart Takeya Ice Tea Maker to my Amazon cart. “I don’t even like tea — hot or otherwise! — and I can’t stop making iced tea in my Takeya pitcher,” says Kitchn’s lifestyle director, Lisa. Well, I drink iced tea on the daily, and if Lisa gives this kitchen gizmo her seal of approval, that’s all I need to know.

It turns out Lisa is just one member of a group of fervent Takeya followers. The pitcher has more than 4,000 five-star ratings, with customers touting everything from its high-quality construction to its easy-to-use design. “I love this thing and use it multiple times per week,” says one reviewer, adding, “Definitely glad I purchased it and would do so again.”

The genius of this pitcher is in its patented flash chill technology, which turns freshly brewed hot tea into deliciously refreshing iced tea in just seconds. Not only is this approach extremely convenient, but it also maintains your drink’s freshness, flavor, and nutrients. When your tea is piping hot and ready, fill the pitcher halfway, top it off with ice, screw on the leakproof lid and shake for 30 seconds, and you’re ready to enjoy. If you want to get fancy, fill the fine-mesh diffuser with fruit, fresh mint, or other ingredients so that the flavors can seep into your drink while it’s chillin’ in the fridge.

Or, you can opt for Lisa’s approach. “Serious tea drinkers will scoff at me,” she says, “but I just measure out the tea and the water and let the whole thing steep in the fridge for, well, until I remember to dump out the leaves. I’ve been doing it this way for many years now with David’s Tea, and it’s always resulted in the perfect summer sipper.”

Convenience and ease are big selling points, of course, but this pitcher is a major money saver, too. Comments another happy customer, “I like Arizona Green Tea and Argo Ginger Twist Tea, but with as much ice tea as I drink, buying from the store was not good for my budget.” Preaching to the choir, my friend. “So, I adapted copycat recipes to get the best-tasting homemade versions and now with the Takeya Iced Tea Maker, I can easily make a week’s worth of tea in short order with no other dishes and without over-brewing.” Cha-ching!

To, ahem, top it off, you can pick between four spiffy color options for the lid … but choose wisely. Says Lisa, “My only regret is that I didn’t get the pink option!”

Buy: 2-Quart Takeya Iced Tea Maker, $29.99

Le Creuset’s Tea Kettle Is on Major Sale (and It Comes in So Many Pretty Colors!)

Le Creuset’s Tea Kettle Is on Major Sale (and It Comes in So Many Pretty Colors!)

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Like everyone who values great cookware, Kitchn is a big fan of Le Creuset. In fact, they’re the first to jump at the opportunity to save whenever the brand’s iconic enameled cast iron pieces go on sale (and share the details with our readers, too!). And if the high price tag has deterred you from starting your own colorful collection, here’s your chance to bring home a pop of Le Creuset beauty for a downright bargain. Right now for a limited time only, you can pick up the brand’s Enameled Steel Demi Tea Kettle, which normally sells for $75, for almost $20 off at Williams Sonoma.

The elegant enameled cast iron body of the kettle is available in Le Creuset’s classic color palette, including Red, Flame, and Marseille blue, but the sale also features a few of the brand’s newer colorways. (You may recall, we’re big fans of the gorgeous Artichaut and Agave tones.) Measuring just 6.25 inches in diameter, the kettle’s petite, glossy body is smaller than most standard kettles, so it’s ideal for keeping your stovetop uncluttered, even if you have a narrow range. And it can still accommodate several servings at once. As one happy reviewer shares, “I wanted a tea kettle to make a few mugs of tea at a time and that is what this does.” Another plus? A smaller kettle takes less time to boil than larger versions.

The lid of the kettle fits tightly to prevent steam from escaping, and the spout has a hinging cover that whistles when the water boils (leave the cover open if you’d rather a silent boil). It’s compatible with all cooktops, including induction, which was a big selling point for one customer who shared, “It is hard to find the perfect tea kettle that is induction compatible,” adding, “so pleased with this purchase!”

Whether you’re a pour-over coffee, instant oatmeal, tea, or to-go soup fan, a kettle is a must-have for having hot water on demand. And getting it in the form of a piece of premium French cookware for a serious steal? That’s a win-win!

Vanessa Spilios

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Vanessa received her culinary training at Boston U. and has a background in housewares product development & marketing. When not testing appliances or developing recipes, she spends her time drawing and tending to her small but mighty porch garden.