Tea is all about the taste and the experience. And the best way to get the most from your tea is with a quality teacup and saucer set.
Reach for matching teacup and saucer sets for a traditional take on tea. Or mix and match sets for a fun teatime aesthetic. The choice is yours — and here are some tips to help make the most of your next cup.
Tea lovers use saucers to protect furniture like tables and other surfaces. When tea is hot, it can warp wood or leave lasting marks. Tea can also stain surfaces if it’s spilled.
In addition, tea drinkers long ago used to pour hot tea into the saucer to let it cool. Instead of sipping from the cup, they’d drink directly out of the small plate.
When it’s time to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea, always reach for a quality saucer to accompany it. Luckily, tea lovers have a wide variety of teacup and saucer sets to choose from.
If you want low heat transfer and a nonporous design, porcelain is your best bet. It’s great for white and green teas. And porcelain teacups and saucers are known for holding tea temperature quite well.
If you’re into interesting aesthetics, reach for a vintage teacup and saucer set. They’re usually crafted from porcelain or bone china. And you’ll notice vintage teacups are often designed with flat or pedestal bottoms.
Ceramic teacup and saucer sets can be porous or nonporous. Either way, they’re known for their superb heat retention. If you’re a green tea enthusiast, this is your best bet.