I used to have a cup of tea in the morning. I don’t know what changed but now I have a pot of tea and a little jug for milk. I think one cup was never quite enough and I’d always feel too pressed for time to make a second cup of tea – but with a pot of tea is already there (I’m all for efficiency). My grandmother alway used a tea pot – I don’t think she ever made tea in a mug – she always had tea cups. Although I love the tea cup I can’t quite justify the need for a saucer – so it’s always tea in a mug.
I saw this tea set at Fortnum & Mason, by ceramic artist Julia Roxburgh. I really like her work not just because it’s whimsical and fun but her style is coherent and easily identifiable.