There’s a reason the British Empire ruled so much of the world at one time. It was all about tea. The English have been drinking it since the Middle Ages, with some records showing that Queen Elizabeth I herself first put her lips to a cup in 1560.
Tea has long been considered the social drink of the upper classes, and even today, it is still served in many parts of the world as part of tea parties, afternoon teas, and other occasions where people gather together for a little chat and refreshment.
The history behind tea is fascinating, and we’ll look into some of its origins in our next article. But right now, we’re going to look at some of the best antique tea sets you can find online and offline. This includes vintage china cups, saucers, plates, and more, as well as ceramic tea pots — everything you need to serve your guests tea, or just yourself.
Antique Chinoiserie Tea Set
Chinoiserie refers to Chinese-inspired designs inspired by the Far East, which makes sense because China is the birthplace of tea. This elegant French teapot set is from around 1810, but it looks like something straight out of Victorian England. The three-piece set includes an ornate teapot, two matching cups, and four saucers. Each piece of the set is made of porcelain, and they are painted white, except for the teapot which is decorated with blue flowers, red roses, and gold accents on the rim.
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This lovely antique tea set would be great for entertaining company, especially if you have a French flair. If you’re looking for a different style, there are also several vintage china teacups available online.
This beautiful ceramic teapot is covered in delicate details, including a wavy pattern that wraps around the base — a design that’s called “kirby,” after the artist who created it. The kirby pattern was popular during the late 1800s, and was used to create decorative tiles that were often placed on bathroom floors.
The pot itself features a round shape with a flat bottom, which makes it perfect for pouring water directly into your mug. There are no handles on the side of the teapot, but if you don’t want to take the lid off every time, you can use a travel mug instead. This ceramic teapot is also dishwasher safe, so it will be clean when you come home from work.
The best thing about this teapot is that it is not only beautiful, but it also holds quite a bit of liquid. You could easily pour two to three cups of tea into this pot without having to refill it. And if you want to add a touch of elegance to your tea party or special event, this is a must-have item.
If you prefer to serve your guests tea in glasses rather than cups, there are several nice antique glass teacups available online.
Vintage Tea Cup & Saucer Set
If you want to serve tea in glasses, then you should consider this pretty vintage tea cup and saucer set. The cup is white, while the saucer is black with a floral design. Both pieces feature white rims, which gives them a classic feel.
These cups are actually from the 1930s, but they do have a timeless appeal. They may not match up perfectly with modern day styles, but if you want to bring back the era of old-fashioned charm, then these glasses will fit the bill.
As far as other ceramics go, you won’t find anything better than this vintage tea cup and saucer set in terms of quality and value. These cups are also dishwasher safe, so you can fill them up again and again with hot tea.
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Vintage Porcelain Tea Pot
This elegant antique teapot is made of fine porcelain and glazed over in a rich green color. The pot itself is shaped like a teardrop, which is the ideal size for pouring hot beverages.
When you want to heat up your tea, simply put a couple of teaspoons of loose tea leaves into the pot before filling it with boiling water. Then, place the lid on the pot and let it steep until your tea is strong enough to drink. When all is said and done, you can remove the lid and enjoy your refreshing beverage.
If you want to serve tea in glasses, then you should consider this pretty vintage teacup and saucer set. The cup is white, while the saucer is black with a floral design. Both pieces feature white rims, which gives them a classic feel.
These glasses are actually from the 1930s, but they do have a timeless appeal. They may not match up perfectly with modern day styles, but if you want to bring back the era of old-fashioned charm, then these glasses will fit the bill.
Vintage Glass Teapot
For a classy touch, try using this vintage teapot. Made of fine bone china, this teapot comes complete with a silver spoon. The bowl is shaped like a heart, giving it an elegant appearance. The handle is short and stubby, which makes this teapot easy to hold onto and control.
To make tea, simply fill the teapot with hot water and let the steeping process begin. Once the water begins to boil, you can remove the lid, turn the teapot upside down, and watch the water flow out through the spout. When you’ve finished your brew, simply rinse the teapot under cold running water to clear away any remaining residue.
With this teapot, you can serve your friends and family a piping hot cup of tea. Or, if you prefer, you can keep the lid closed and use it to store leftovers. Either way, this teapot is sure to impress your guests.
Vintage Ceramic Tea Pot
For those who love to host tea parties, you’ll definitely appreciate this gorgeous vintage teapot. This pot is handmade by a talented artisan, and although it is slightly larger than most teapots, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will hold less tea. In fact, you could probably pour almost seven cups worth of tea into this pot without having to refill it.
The pot itself is handcrafted from fine clay and glazed in a light gray color. A large flower adorns the front of the pot, which adds a subtle splash of color to this vintage teapot. Because the pot is fairly heavy, it does require some extra strength to lift, but once you get used to it, it shouldn’t be too difficult to maneuver.
Whether you’re serving tea to guests or enjoying a relaxing cup yourself, you’ll never forget how wonderful this cup feels in your hands. If you decide to purchase this antique tea set, you’ll receive it in original packaging along with a few extras.
Vintage Tea Set
For a truly memorable gift, consider this vintage tea set. It’s made from ceramics, which means it will hold an ample amount of tea. The pot is white, while the cups and saucers are colored in shades of burgundy and brown. All of the pieces are decorated with intricate patterns that make each piece unique.
You’ll find this set with a few other items in our antique china collection, which include dishes, teapots, and more. So, whether you want to give someone a present or treat yourself, this set has plenty to offer.
It’s always a good idea to buy things in bulk when you shop around for antiques. This ensures that you’ll get the largest discount possible. And if you need help finding the perfect antique to suit your needs, then you can contact us anytime. We know what to buy and sell, so feel free to ask us any questions.
And finally, if you like the sound of these beautiful tea sets, you’ll also want to learn more about the history of tea. Check out our blog post about the history of tea, and you’ll be able to understand why the practice is becoming increasingly popular around the world.