How to find a cool tea set
If you are a true Brit, you cannot miss the afternoon tea for anything in this world. You will develop a true cult for serving tea and make it one of the most important parts of the day and your entire existence. You will find any excuse and motivation to throw tea-themed parties and taste at least a thousand types and different flavors of tea.
But even if you are not in Britain, having a cup of tea could prove like a nice and relaxing method of spending your afternoon, either at home or in town. However, such a tradition inevitably requires the right kind of cups and accessories.
Although looking for tea cups may prove like an easy task, there are literally thousands of available sizes, shapes, materials, and designs, so it is hard to pick up just one. If you’re in the same situation like us or simply want to offer a present and you’re not really sure which type of cool tea sets will best fit the occasion, the following comprehensive buying guide will hopefully give you the answers you need.
How we chose the coolest tea sets
Whether you buy it for yourself or as a gift for a certain person or occasion, a cool tea set can prove quite an investment for the future. Choosing the right patterns and materials can ensure you will be drinking tea from those cups for many years from now on and you will also be able to impress your guests whenever they might visit you.
If you’re not really sure what to look for when searching for cool sets, we came up with a list of tips and tricks you should consider for your next shopping spree.
Obviously, porcelain cups will always make a better impression on your guests, not to mention they are ten times more resistant than other materials. However, if you cannot afford to buy a nice porcelain set, you can always choose the second best option, which is glass.
You can also check online for the best tea sets reviews to see which items you like and are for sale at your local shop or your favorite online store.
Metal tea sets are less common and not very offering when it comes to designs, but can still make a good choice if you have small children around you as they are more resistant and won’t break if you drop them. Of course, you have to be extremely careful when taking the hot contents but other than that, we consider they are a good budget choice.
Last but not least, plastic cups are gaining popularity throughout the world because they have the ability to mimic lavish porcelain sets without costing a fortune or having to look after them too much. They also come in a wide variety of styles, sizes, designs, and colors, so there is something there for everyone.
When it comes to tea sets, everybody knows that the design is extremely important. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the shops are full with thousands of designs, matching every taste and desires in the world. However, when it comes to an all-time favorite, floral designs will always be fashionable in the tea set industry.
The reason is that they are both feminine and elegant, attributes usually linked to the main users of tea sets and potteries. You can even buy matching tea infusers and the prices of these sets are suitable for all pockets. Rest assured, there are thousands of floral designs you could choose from, but we suggest mainly going in two different directions.
If you are looking for a tea set suitable for ladies or engagement anniversaries, the floral designs in pastel colors, combined with either gold or silver details, will make the perfect idea of a gift.
If, on the contrary, you are thinking of a more masculine look, try opting for dark colors, and especially the ever-glamorous black and white combo. Again, gold details will harmoniously complete the look of the set.
If you like thinking outside the box and choose an innovative design, we have just the thing for you. The tea set is called “The Undressed Tea Set, ” and consists of four different cups and matching spoons and plates with cartoon-like black figures of a girl depicted as taking a bath in your tea cup.
Each dish, spoon, and cup is decorated with another design, depicting a different clothing item, while each cup shows the undressed figure of a young woman. The set was designed by Dutch illustrator Esther Horchner and can be purchased online.
Another interesting design was brought to light by E-Square company in the form of keyboard coffee cups, all aligned to form a perfectly non-functional keyboard. We suggest giving this item a try if you are passionate about the digital world and computers.
When it comes to funny tea mug sets, the sky’s the limit. One of our latest obsessions is the “Cookie Monster” tea set containing two different big-sized tea mugs in the form of your favorite Cookie Monster design. The mugs come in vibrant colors and feature a special “drawer” on the bottom where you can store up to two cookies to later soak in your favorite tea flavor.
In this funny design category also fall the highly popular message cups displaying different funny or quite rude and offensive messages for everyone to see. From favorite movie quotes to jokes and puns, you will surely find a funny tea cup design to match your personality and your own way of seeing the world, in particular on a Monday morning.
Hugely popular, the animal-themed tea cup sets also come in countless shapes, sizes, colors, and designs. We suggest opting for those with innovative designs with cool handles. From panda bears to rabbits, dogs, cats, giraffes, and monkeys, we are sure you will find your favorite animal design or start collecting different sets to make your own indoor tea zoo.