Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Tea Time....


Tea tastes all the better when consumed from a porcelain cup, don't you find? I have two favourite cups to consume my tea from - my Jasper Conran for Wedgewood designed peacock teacup (in shades of greens and blue, of course!) and a small but sweet cup and saucer given to me by my mother on my wedding day. This one is all white - but somehow it's size, shape and the fact that it's porcelain makes for a lovely cuppa. I also love the vintage kind and particularly loved this cup and saucer. I imagine this lovely set would serve tea to perfection.

pic from Tony Hutchinson via Desire To Inspire

12 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

I agree, and I believe it tastes even better in vintage than modern porcelain. Just like this set.

LexyB said...

But what IS the best way to remove manky old tea stains from a porcelain cup?

Shannon Fricke said...

Try a little bi-carb soda Lexy B, works every time.
sx

Alicia said...

I love tea cups. Every girl I know gets one for their fifth, tenth & 21st bithdays. They grower finer as they age. My Goddaughter Hailey's almost 8 and refuses to drink her tea from anything but the Wedgewood we found at a tag sale!!!
Thanks for sharing you lovely cups Shannon.
Peace & ice cream.

Bec Hem said...

totally agree! there is something medicinal about that perfect cuppa tea, in a beautiful cup!

a beautiful post, thankyou!

Nadine said...

I love a good cup of tea Shannon. And what a beautiful cup to drink it from

Kellie Collis said...

Tea does taste better in a teacup!

Room design studio said...

I would KILL for a teacup like this one! Please where can I find any?!

Sew Recycled said...

My grandmother-inlaw always serves tea in china cups and the taste is superior by far!

Seeing your cup reminds me of some little Austrian cups my parents have, we used to use them on christmas day, sadly only a few remain but they are so pretty. I wonder if I might be allowed to have them one day! Thankyou for the memory jog.
Emx

Little Snoring said...

Can anyone explain why tea tastes better when someone else makes it. My whole life I have drunk tea and I still can't make a decent cup of tea for myself!!!

Shannon Fricke said...

Hi Little Snoring,
I'm the opposite - I have to make the tea for myself otherwise it just doesn't taste the same. There's just nothing worse than when a cup of tea isn't just right...
sx

Amanda said...

This is such a nice image - it could even convert a coffee-holic like myself to the delights of tea-drinking!