More tea-tut for you to enjoy cluttering your home with! Hurrah!
This time, it’s in the form of a tea towel. Now, quite how the tea-towel relates to the contemporary cup of tea I can never quite be sure. Perhaps for mopping spillages, for keeping the pot warm for people remiss enough to misplace the cosy, perhaps for drying those dainty tea cups? I must admit, my tea-towels are not truly tea-specific. That is, until yesterday. This is because yesterday I was lucky enough to be given a Very Lovely new tea-towel.
As you can see, it is indeed Very Lovely. As such it will only serve genteel tea-specific functions. If you would like to buy your own, or another from their range of printed goods (their tea Christmas Card looks very handsome) then this link will be helpful. If you would like to jot down further suggestions for tea-ing up your tea-towels, then I would be delighted to read them.
I can’t say I’m particularly fond of our bunch of royals, but the impending marriage of Prince William and the descendant of a coal miner (class system? ha!..) does give an excellent excuse to dust off your best china, splurge on some excellent tea and hang up some bunting in the street like its 1953 (or indeed 1935). Find a big trestle table, stick it in the middle of the road and brew for all your hearts desire.
I’d personally avoid the overwhelming and slightly ludicrous selection of specially blended royal teas, such as this from Twinnings:
or this from Clipper:
and instead keep your tongue firmly in your cheek with these from Donkey:
Some tea art here, in this photograph by Bianca Stewart.
Quite suitable for any tea-room, don’t you think?
Naive Tea have been wonderful enough to send some oolong teas over the Atlantic for us to taste here at Splash Of Milk. I’ve tasted a few and there’s excellent (proper tastings to come soon), but in the mean time, bask in the beauty of the packaging. Yum.
Miss Believer has already spoken about the playful piece of design that is this yellow submarine tea strainer, but we’d been unable to track one down. Or so I thought – Miss B managed to get one for my birthday! Wahey! And in full Splash of Milk honour, here it is in action:
The problem I have with my many, many tea sets & odd teacups is that nobody really sees them. I don’t have many tea parties (sad, I know) and so they sit, in various places around the house or even (horror of horrors) in the cupboard, dusty and alone. Etsy seller StayGoldMaryRose solves that problem with these beautiful & unusual china teacup bracelets. You can either purchase a ready made bracelet or send in a favorite teacup, which I think is a lovely idea.
Do you make tea themed lovely things? Get in touch!
Miss B x
I’ve seen the plain white versions of these ‘eco cups’ in gift shops around the country and had to admit they were a pretty great idea for anyone who is addicted to their take away coffee but hates the constant waste of plastic cups. I was never really tempted with one for myself though; that is, until now. The above are billed as the ‘tea lovers’ versions and I love them. I also love that tea lovers are associated with twee, chintz and pretty patterns. They’re around £10 and you can get them from here along with any other quality gift retailer! (probably)