A creamer is a vessel
for holding milk
for putting in your tea
. I wish i could offer you some advice on buying a creamer but I'm afraid the best I can do is say buy what you like. Mine happens to be stainless steel
but I suppose if you have china
teacups and saucers it'd be worthwhile for you to have a creamer in a matching pattern.
A creamer could also be a disposable plastic cup of half and half
with a litte paper lid. A nice way to open these creamers without making a huge mess is to fold the little paper lip up over the top, and hold the creamer with the lip submerged in your coffee. In a few seconds the glue will melt and you'll be able to gently squeeze the cream out of the creamer without getting it all over yourself and your companions.