Every think about the history of tea cups and saucers? What is the story behind them?
In Holland and England, tea up until the early 1800’s, was drunk from a saucer and not a cup.
The tea cups were usually small due to the high price of tea, and when the price fell, they became larger.
In fact what you drank tea out of became a status symbol. During World War I and II, the officers would drink out of china cups. The troops drank out of metal mugs.
Types of Sets
You can find sets to buy made out of material such as:
I was given a gift of a tea cup from my young nephew.
Actually it was a set of two. He put a lot of thought into the holiday present. He picked it out just for me!! He was only about 7 years old at the time.
I was flattered and honored. When I asked him how he knew I would like this particular gift and he replied “well, I know you like tea".
I treasure his gift that he bought at a school sale for me. Of
course, I broke the handle off while traveling home on the plane but I
was able to glue it back.
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