In this guide we’ll look at the best tea sets for the UK market.
We’ve compared design, size, durability and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Tea Set?
More Detailed Tea Set Reviews
London Boutique Tea for One Set Review
Who says you can’t spoil yourself at tea time and aficionados will bear testament to how different tea tastes from a china cup and saucer. The London Boutique Tea for One Set will make tea at any time super special, and is our recommendation for the best tea set on the market.
High-quality white porcelain is finished with a dusty pink butterfly rose pattern which is sheer vintage retro and right on-trend. This would make a fabulous present for someone special and is one of the best tea gift sets because it is presented in a beautiful matching box.
The teapot sits neatly in the cup when not in use in this clever combination design and offers a good-sized cuppa to savour, whether this is an afternoon treat or an essential start to your day. Enjoy the cup that cheers from this striking tea set for one.
Yolife Flowering Shrubs Ivory Ceramic Tea Set Review
The Yolife Flowering Shrubs Ivory Ceramic Tea Set is beautifully styled with Victorian shapes and a vintage pattern. This taller pot could double up for coffee at a push and the cups are a fusion between a tea cup and a coffee cup in style.
For unadulterated chic, this is one of the best china tea sets around and comes complete with a matching tray and four attractive teaspoons. There are a sugar bowl and creamer which can be bought separately
Imagine this sitting just pretty on your kitchen counter, a real conversation stopper amongst family and friends. Enjoy a real shabby chic vintage tea time – tea has never tasted so good.
ufengke European Titanium Gold Tea Set Review
Classic and elegant, the ufengke European Titanium Gold Tea Set is redolent of another era when having tea was a stylish ritual. This striking tea set from ufengke has a highly decorative appearance and beautiful cup shape.
Imbibe with style, ideal for family occasions or when friends visit. Six cups and saucers with a matching teapot make for the perfect sharing size and can be stylishly displayed on the metal stand when not in use.
The pattern is classic and will appeal to young and old tastes as vintage styling is so on-trend. Display in a business, use at home or buy as a gift, the choice is yours but this is one tea set you probably won’t want to give away.
T Tocas Portable Travel Kungfu Tea Set Review
The T Tocas Portable Travel Kungfu Tea Set is a high-quality oriental travel tea set with four black tea bowls, a porcelain teapot and a bamboo tray all beautifully packed in a black carrying case which makes it truly portable.
This tea set is a lovely way to pause and take tea on the move either in someone else’s home, in the office or outside in the nice weather. The tea ceremony is hugely important culturally in the East and is something of a long-forgotten art in the UK.
Enjoy the ritual of taking tea, a chance to pause with friends and family, with this authentic Kungfu tea set based on a genuine Far Eastern design and try something a little different at tea time.
Teabloom Classica Tea Set Review
Chic and contemporary, the Teabloom Classica Tea Set combines modern style with total functionality and the simplest, clean lines that blend easily with any other crockery and decor. This tea set was designed to last and is of exceptional quality.
The borosilicate glass is extra thick which explains the tea sets’ longevity yet crystal clear with a lovely lightweight and tactile feel. No design aspect is overlooked and the extra-wide handle makes pouring the tea a delight.
The stainless steel infuser and lid are guaranteed never to corrode or discolour and the whole ensemble is dishwasher friendly for sparkling results. A spacious brew will provide up to eight cups of tea and the set includes four double-walled cups.
Tea Set Buyer’s Guide
In this 24/7 world, stopping for tea is not something that people seem to have time for any more. Treat yourself to a new tea service whether you just want to have five minutes to yourself or intend to share the occasion with others. Find some of the best tea sets in our handy buyer’s guide.
Pieces in the Set
Choose from tea for one, four, or even more depending on your preference, if you want a large number of matching cups then you might need to buy more than one of the same set.
Some designs are a bit more multi-use so the teapot is taller and could double up as a coffee pot and the cups are absent saucers and are more beaker shaped than traditional tea cups. Check carefully about replacement items in case of breakages, you might need to buy the whole tea set again if you need to replace the pot for instance.
The size of the teapot is usually relative to the number of cups that the set is supplied with so the teapot should comfortably fill that size and number of tea cups.
There are endless designs and styles to choose from when it comes to tea sets…vintage Victoriana, chic clear contemporary and oriental to name but a few. Taking tea is not just about the quality of the beverage but the experience of making the tea and sharing it with other people. That’s why many of the tea sets are lavish and decorative, it’s time to indulge yourself.
Any tea set made of porcelain will need to be handled with care, the idea is that the china is delicate and fancy and gives that lovely taste to the tea in the cup. So review how you wash your tea set – dishwashers can be safer than sink washing, if you wash by hand then wash each piece individually so there is no other crockery in the sink at the time, that’s how cracks and chips can occur.
Taking tea and tea time is a lost art rediscovered and judging by the plethora of tea sets available, a very popular trend. For its high quality porcelain finish, stunning vintage design and stylish matching box, the London Boutique Tea Set takes our top spot for best tea set!