People have asked me why I would have a shop devoted to tea clothing and accoutrements. They simply don’t understand what could possibly be that important about drinking tea. Patiently, I explain to them that teatime is more than just the physical aspect of drinking a beverage. It’s the whole process that I love. Simply put, having tea is a way to bring elegance into every day living.
One cup or a pot? Think “Elegance.”
Are you brewing a cup for yourself or inviting a friend or friends to have tea with you? Whether making a single cup or a pot, think “elegance”. I have a variety of bone china teacups and mugs that I love to use. I love the graceful look and feel of china. There’s nothing like it to add a touch of elegance and romance to your day!
If serving tea to a group, don’t worry if you don’t have a matched set of teacups and saucers. Mismatched sets make lovely conversation starters. And don’t worry if your teapot doesn’t match your teacups. A similar theme or color will work together. For instance, I collect teacups and teapots with roses. They do not have to be the same pattern to look beautiful together. (You could also host a “Bring Your Own Teacup” Tea. Each guest brings their favorite teacup and shares a little information about it.)