Porcelain + Brass Tea Strainer
Charming handmade porcelain tea strainer with brass handles. Made by Atelier Petit in Detroit, Michigan.
Brass wire handles rest on your cup so you can brew the perfect cup of loose leaf tea! 2 inch x 2 inch scalloped bowl.
Create and send beautiful gifts that support independent makers and sustainable production. The PHYLA shop reflects the sort of world we want to inhabit, cultivate and cherish.
Build your own gift box or choose from one of our curated bundles.
Here's how it works:
SELECT YOUR ITEMS
Select any items you would like to send to your recipient by adding them to your cart with the "Add to Gift Box" button on each product page. You can browse our product catalog to build your own gift box from scratch or choose one of our gift bundles for your recipient. Either way, we will nestle the items you choose into a beautiful keepsake wood gift box.
All of our fine gifts meet at least one of the following four criteria:
- Made with sustainably grown and/or certified organic ingredients -
- Independently made by an artist, artisan or family business in North America. -
- Fair trade or Ethically Direct Trade. - Crafted with the purpose of replacing toxic or wasteful materials. -
The wood gift box is automatically added to your cart and it cannot be removed. On the cart page, enter a gift note for your recipient and any other special notes you would like us to consider.
WE SHIP IT
We pack and ship your gift with care and attention to detail within 2 business days.
Let us know if you need it there by a certain date by email or in the text box at checkout. We can ship it out as quickly as possible and contact you to arrange expedited shipping, if necessary.
How long will it take my order to ship? Will my gift make it to my recipient on time?
Orders ship within two business days from our headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. We ship either USPS Priority or Fedex Ground. If you are concerned about your gift arriving in time, please let us know by email or in the order notes section at checkout. We will do our best to get it out same or next day, and if we don't think it will make it by your deadline, we can contact you to arrange expedited shipping.
I would like to send several gifts to different addresses. Is this possible?
We would be happy to work with you to send multiple gifts. If you are sending more than 5 gifts, you can email us your mailing addresses to streamline the ordering process. We can also work with you to curate a special box for your recipients. You may send us your own handwritten cards, invitations or marketing materials to include in the boxes. Get in touch to get started or learn more.
How do you select the products available in the shop?
We choose products that reflect the sort of world we want to inhabit, cultivate and cherish. We prefer natural products to synthetic ones and can't get enough of healthful food and delicious chocolate indulgences. We love beautiful design, but not when behind the aesthetic lies a toxic mass-produced good. Whenever possible, we select products that are organic and ethically produced by artisans here in the US or abroad. These are the kinds of items that we like to give and receive.
Can you tell me more about your gift boxes?
We received dozens of wood box samples before we settled on a favorite. Our wood gift boxes are crafted by a small family owned business in Kelowna, British Colombia from European baltic birch. Each box is assembled with nails, not staples, and comes with a beautiful and sturdy lid.
Can I purchase just one individual item without a gift box?
PHYLA specializes in remarkable gift boxes. We generally do not sell products individually. However, if you are really hoping to purchase just a single item, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases we can make an exception.
Will my items fit in the gift box?
We have a nice assortment of different size boxes to accommodate any order. Our smallest wood gift box has internal dimensions of 9" x 7" x 4.5" H. If your order doesn't fill out the box, we will contact you to with an alternate presentation suggestion.
Can I choose a product bundle and then select additional individual items from the shop catalog?
Yes, absolutely. Your gift box can contain a bundle as well as individual products.
Do I have to choose a note card (e.g. a birthday card or a thank you card) from the store for my gift note?
If you don't select a special card from the shop, we will write your gift note on our house stationery. This is complimentary.
Where do you ship?
We ship to all 50 states. We are not currently able to ship internationally.
I would like to ship multiple boxes to the same address. Is this possible?
Yes, of course! The easiest way is to place a separate order for each box and contact us to let us know you would like them to be shipped together. Once we process your order, we will refund you any excess shipping we collected by combining the orders.
What sustainable practices does PHYLA employ?
We use wood gift boxes because we believe these make wonderful keepsakes and are a gift in of themselves. We reuse packaging materials whenever possible. When we need to source additional packing materials, we choose sustainable, biodegradable and recycled options.