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TEA TABLE ESSENTIALS
Have you ever been bewildered at the prospect of preparing the perfect cup of tea, or opted for a teabag because you simply weren’t sure how to choose, prepare or serve a loose-leaf tea?
Selecting the perfect variety of tea can be a daunting task. After all, TWG Tea has over 800 teas to choose from! But just as unnerving can be the preparation of these exquisite tea leaves at home. Don’t panic! Creating the perfect tea time experience is simple if you are equipped with just four essential tea accessories:
One of the most common questions we get at TWG Tea is – how much is enough? When preparing tea, one measure of tea scoop is approximately the amount of tea leaves required to prepare a cup of tea. Choose from a variety of TWG Tea scoops which comes exquisitely plated in gold or silver as well as natural buffalo horn.
Once you have the amount of tea leaves you need, allow them to infuse in a reusable cotton tea filter. An essential tool to the proper infusion of most varieties of teas, this filter is made from 100% cotton and the material has been carefully selected as it thoroughly filters the delicate flavours of tea leaves through to the teapot. For a fuss-free option, you may opt for disposable cotton tea filters. Its size and breathable material have been carefully selected to allow tea leaves to fully unfurl and develop their fragrance and aroma during the infusion.
The Right Teapot
Why not inject a dose of style and personality to your tea table? The Design Orchid Teapot Collection is available in a myriad of colours and adds a dash of panache for modern tea lovers. The vibrant hues juxtapose with the silver finishes on the interchangeable felt-lined stainless-steel warmers, making your teapot a stunning centerpiece for your tea table. An accessory which is both beautiful and functional, the warmer envelopes the teapot and keeps your tea warm for up to an hour.
Glass teapots such as the French Teapot, are also a wonderful addition to any tea table. Ideal for serving precious white teas like yin zhen and tea flowers, you can witness the dance of the tea leaves as they infuse, and the tea flowers slowly opening up its bloom. Watching time pass has never been as enlivening and an indulgence.
The Perfect Teacup
When choosing your teacup, consider the signature Afternoon Teacup and Saucer, made of fine bone china and shaped to allow the infusion to develop a full aroma. The wide opening of the teacup cools down the tea quickly and the thin rim ensures that the tea reaches all your taste buds. If you are looking for a more luxurious touch to your afternoon tea, the Glamour Tea Bowls and Saucers are lined with iridescent mother-of-pearl and are so chic and colourful, they’re bound to spark joy even before you sip your tea!