Show me a kitchen without a stock of handy, versatile tea towels and I’ll show you a kitchen I don't want to use. These unassuming rectangles of fabric are what keeps your kitchen operational as you dry your freshly-washed culinary implements ready for re-use. A good tea towel is a durable one. The best tea towels are the ones that stand up to the punishment you give them, day after day, and still come back for more; even after you’ve used them as a rudimentary pair of oven gloves when carrying a hot pan! Tea towels are available in linen, cotton or microfiber fabric.