We've mentioned the Teastick earlier this year, but with this recent cold spell over Southern Cali, and if you're still looking for gift ideas, now would be a good time for a little reminder. The Teastick is a great little device. It has a small compartment that holds loose tea leaves, and a sliding screen cover. It's all stainless steel, and even has a hooked end so it doesn't fall into your cup as you let it steep. Because of it's narrow shape, you can also use it as a stirrer. The whole operation is a breeze: just scoop your tea, slide the cover, and let it steep! A great update to the old tea ball. We received one as a gift recently and have loved it ever since. It's available locally at A+R for $20.