Classic English Tea Sets
I was wandering through Amazon’s website (doing my Christmas shopping, if you must know) when I ran across these classic English tea set.
Just look at it, isn’t it darling?
It turns out there is quite a market for English tea sets. Perhaps you are a regular tea drinker and want to share your fine style with your friends. Or maybe you just want something that will complement your decor.
Because these sets are made by fine bone china, they have a very crisp, delicate feel to them that is simply elegant.
Either way, the classic English Tea sets are a great addition to anyone’s tea set.
There is just something so rich about drinking out of a proper tea cup.
Cheap English Tea Sets
Now, if you are like me, you probably are not anxious to shell out $200 for a classic English tea set — no matter how fine it is.
So I did a little looking around, and found some excellent little sets that are actually under $25. These cheap English tea sets are quite cute, and would make a perfect gift or as a special set to use for special occaisions.
Of course, many tea sets are made in China these days. But if you are willing to spend more for a tea set that is “Made in England” you will likely need to pay a little more for it.
English Tea Culture
For me, Britain has always held the aura of possessing the “ultimate tea culture” what with their “tea and crumpets” and so forth.
And while Britain is still the number 2 tea user in the world, they are as traditionally stiff about their tea as they have been in older ages.
However a proper English tea set requires proper serving technique.
- Once the water is boiling hot, add a little bit to your English tea pot and swish it around to rinse and warm it and then pour it out.
- Add 1 spoonful of tea for every person present (or one tea bag per person). A tea infuser may make this easier
- Fill with Boiling water. There should be enough tea made that there is still some left over at the end of the tea party.
- If you do not use an infuser, than place a small strainer on top of each cup as you pour your guests’ tea. Let them add sugar and milk to taste