A Proper Cup Of Tea

I’ve previously written about my vintage tea cups on the blog, which I see as a growing collection. I believe vintage china should be enjoyed and not just displayed, they were made to be used after all.

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Most days when I arrive home from the day job, I enjoy a cup or two of loose tea, usually brewed in an infuser teapot. The one on the left has sprinkles in it…more on this later!

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I discovered this Bakewell Tart tea at Drink Shop Do and then purchased some from Jenier Teas. It. Is. DIVINE.

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I had never tried Lavender tea before but I drank this recently before a train journey and had the best nap ever.

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Birthday Cake tea is a favourite of mine from Canadian company David’s Tea. I have to stock up when we visit family as they don’t deliver to the UK. It’s my favourite to have at craft parties as the sprinkles make it feel like you are drinking a vanilla cupcake.

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This Thunder Bay tea is another favourite in my tea cupboard and is delicious iced as well as hot. My penpal Michelle sent me this fruity tea from her home city.

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Teapigs Peppermint is a daily favourite of mine.

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It’s about time I had a tea party don’t you think?

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The lovely people at The Other Duckling kindly sent me some vintage miniature gold rimmed teacups to add to the collection, so I thought I’d share them with you as well as some of my favourite caffeine free teas.

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The online store sells some wonderful vintage and retro items for your home, it’s a treasure trove of goodies, especially for those of you who can’t get to flea markets or antique stores easily.

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So chuffed with these teacups, they are in such great condition and were wrapped so carefully in tissue and bubble wrap.

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Are you a tea drinker? I’d love to hear your caffeine free tea recommendations in the comments below.

Toodles!

Claire

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A Vintage English Tea Cup Collection

As promised and as part of my kitchen/organisation week on the blog, I’m sharing with you my vintage English tea cup collection and my non vintage teapots.

I received this Kingsway cup and saucer as a Christmas gift with a matching side plate for cakes and sandwiches. On the bottom it says ‘tudor shape’ and it is almost square. I probably wouldn’t have picked this myself, but it’s really grown on me and I adore the pattern and shape.

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I think this Mayfair tea cup is quite common as I’ve seen the teapot at a few vintage fairs. I believe it is made in Staffordshire.

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This English Ironstone teacup is made in Staffordshire and is called ‘Charm’. It has a cracked effect on the inside and bottom of the tea cup.

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I actually have a pair of these tea cups which are made by Coalport between 1891 and 1920. The scalloped edge is so nice to drink from and that gold handle!!!

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Next up for my wish list is this Sutherland tea cup, saucer and plate trio in duck egg green available from Cake Stand Heaven. I may just have to treat myself.

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I also have a number of non vintage cups and tea pots including these cups from British ceramics designer Alison Appleton.

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They match this gorgeous tea pot which has a removable infuser. I like to take this one to craft parties.

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For my birthday, I received this Yellowstone Art Boutique bicycle tea pot which I adore . This is my craft room tea pot.

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I also received this teapigs glass tea pot as a gift, but I only get it out when I’m feeling good  as I am a super clumsy person and it is quite delicate.

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My sister got me this Stump Forlife tea pot which I use after work each day for some loose tea. It’s the perfect size for one.

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So there you have it, my vintage tea cup collection and a few tea pots too! My favourite place to buy tea is David’s Tea in Canada (thank goodness for relatives and friends out there as they don’t post internationally) and Teapigs in the UK.

Are you a tea cup fan or do you prefer a mug?

Toodles!

Claire

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