Tea time- whether it's morning, afternoon or post-dinner, tea is an English pastime that is well and truly ingrained into our heritage and culture. Why deny such a thing? After all, it is quintessentially British to call for
a spot of tea. From black varieties like Lady Grey and Assam, to their more delicate counterparts like China Green Sencha and Oolong, it is imperative to have your one, two or three cups of tea served upon and in the coolest and trendiest tea accessories for 2015. Today on homify, we're going to take a look at some of the best ways to have your ritualistic cup of tea—with a spin!
The world of tea extends far beyond the coveted British blends. Let's not forget that in Middle Eastern culture, tea is an inherent part of their daily lives, too. Everyone loves an exotic blend once in a while, so why not sip a little of the Orient, and serve up your tea and cakes this afternoon on a stunning Hamam-style tray, like this one from Fate London. For a house that is Mediterranean or modern, this tray is sure to be the object of your desire for many years to come.
Admittedly, it took us a little bit of time to work out what this quirky little silver piece was. But when you know, you will truly have one of those *face palm* moments. It's a teeny tiny tin tea spoon! We were also soon to learn that tin has bactericidal effects, so it is really great when used to touch a different score of foods. Crafted by a traditional processing technique of Takaoka city in Japan, this gorgeous piece by Rin Crossing is sure to have both your family and friends utterly intrigued.
These two magpies look as though they are up to no good, which is why this print from Martha and Hepsie was titled ’Mischievous Magpie’s’. Cheeky in nature, these birds are known for being adventurous and perky, and it is for these reasons that the designers wanted to add a little bit of happiness and joy to our daily hot beverage. The only problem with a mug this sweet is that your co-workers may try to take it home with them, so be wary- ensure your pair of two Mischievous Magpie’s are always by your side.
For those who like to enjoy their tea in a unique and luxury mug, you cannot look past this gold and white ensemble from Gary Birks. A veritable key to our hearts, the combination of high-gloss white china and real gold handle makes for a truly wonderful tea time luxury. The epitome of style and class, this decorative vessel has been hand painted with outstanding craftsmanship. Whether purchased for the style conscious tea drinker or as an incredibly thoughtful gift, your afternoon tea session has suddenly risen from habitual to fabulous!
A tea related post is not complete without a reference to the past, and of course, without some retro glam! There really is no predefined way to sip your brew, so why not bring out your vintage spirit and invest in some quirky and unique mugs such as these from Utility. The beauty with antique objects is that you never have to worry about your best friend having the same set. You can also mix and match, too! Who says you need to have a complete set of six matching cups or mugs? Have your own mad hatters tea party with a whole score of different styles and shapes for a fun and adventurous tea time!
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