Alrashid Cyber Mall, is Designed and hosted by Nova Stars Informations Services, Memeber of The Saudi Network, Trade and business informations and links to Saudi Arabia, Arabian gulf and middle east area.

Quran, Arabic and English
Alrashid Cyber Mall

 
Saudi Arabia, Trade and business informations and links to Saudi Arabia, Arabian gulf and middle east area.
Member of
The Saudi Network, Trade and business informations and links to Saudi Arabia, Arabian gulf and middle east area.
Saudi Arabia Trade and Business Directory
Nova Stars Information Services, Trade and business informations and links to Saudi arabia, arabian gulf and middle east area.
Special Communication Systems
Home Table of Content Search Business Center RCM Blogs

 

 

Five Styles of Tea Sets

Tea sets originated in China and reached a state of high-art perfection around the 10th century A.D. Over time, as different countries embraced tea drinking, many different styles of sets have developed and evolved.

Following are some of the notable styles by country from throughout history and up to the present. For a more in-depth view of each type and country, please visit afternoonteaset.com.
Chinese

The Chinese still lead the industry in fine porcelain teapots and cups with styles the feature exquisite, exotic detail and gorgeous coloring. In contrast to European styles, Chinese sets are generally smaller, lighter, and more highly detailed.

Dutch

In Europe, the Dutch were the first to make tea into both a large market and a social activity. As a result, Dutch sets are known for their simple usability.

They are generally lightly colored, a bit larger than Chinese sets, and round-bottomed so that the tea stays warm longer. And since the Dutch have traditionally liked to have their tea outside, their teapots and cups tend to be a little more rustic and less delicate.


Russian

For many centuries, the Russians' love of tea was second only to that of the English. Russian sets are known for their sweeping, cross-hatched patterns and sleek, rounded curves. They're often large, relatively thick, and robust.

Meanwhile, the Russians were also among the first to make sets out of silver and gold, which were the favorites among the Russian royals for entertaining guests.

English

Although the Dutch were the first Europeans to experience a major tea craze, the English were the first to make tea drinking not only a leisure activity but a way of life. The English traditionally drink tea multiple times per day, which means that their teapots and cups are typically built to last.

English sets are best known for their fluted shapes, flowery designs, and flat, rounded bottoms that make the vessels difficult to tip over.

North American

When it comes to U.S. and Canadian craftsmanship, anything goes. While North American designers haven't traditionally been known for their distinctive designs, in recent years they have created some of the most interesting, eclectic, and beautiful modern tea sets on the market today.

Related Information

Hosting a Victorian Tea Party
Sterling Silver Tea Sets
Selecting a Teapot
Tea Parties for Adults
Tea Parties Games or Children
Buy Fine Loose Tea - RCM Tea Shop



Return to Learn About Tea HOME page

 

 

Car rentals in over 6000 locations worldwide

 

 

 

Best Hotel Reservation

In Saudi Arabia & World Wide

Saudi Arabia
 Alrashid Cyber Mall, member of The Saudi Network, Trade and business informations and links to Saudi arabia, arabian gulf and middle east area.
Shopping in Saudi Arabia

Send E-mail to TSN@The-Saudi.Net with questions or comments about The Saudi Network.
1001 Arabian Network, Alrashid Cyber Mall and The Saudi Network are members of Nova* Stars* Information Services
The Saudi Network, Trade and business information and links to
Saudi Arabia, Arabian Gulf and Middle East Area.

morocco, libya, lebanon, kuwait, jordan, iraq, egypt, bahrain, algeria, yemen, uae, tunisia, syria, sudan, qatar, palestine, oman

We are Looking for Business Sponsorship or Marketing Partnership