This time I'm going to talk about my tea drinking hobby, and everything that came with it.
You might have noticed already that I (and luckily most of my friends too) love to drink tea and arrange teaparties. For a while drinking good tea was enough. Then I figured out I'd like to enjoy my tea aesthetically too. And so I started to collect all sorts of pretty equipment for making and drinking tea. Now I'm going to show you some of them.
Here's a picture of my Official Tea Cabinet. I keep my favorite teasets, and of course all the teas, in here.
Then on to the sets. This one I bought from Tiger a little while ago. It was quite cheap, and thus it is not the best set I own when it comes to quality, but the bright colours really cheer me up. Also it's of perfect size for 2-4 people. Usually two means me and my boyfriend, so whenever I make tea for the two of us, I like to use this set.
Here you can see some of my teapots. The yellow one was my first teapot ever, and though I don't use it that much anymore, it holds some dear memories. The flowery and the white one are my favorite teapots. The flowery one is good for 4-6 people, and the white one is 0,5 litres only, so it's perfect for drinking tea alone.
And here you can see my favorite teacups. I have six of these. They are Lomonosov's vintage hand painted porcelain from Soviet Union, made in the 60's or the 70's. They match very well with my favorite teapots.
A sugar pot and a cream jug. I don't like to drink cream or milk with tea, and neither does anyone of my friends, but we have used the cream jug for holding vanilla sauce. :D
And then a couple of sets I don't really use, but have bought them anyway because they were so pretty. I believe that these are meant rather for espresso coffee than tea.
This one has really bright colous, flowers and butterflies. It's simply adorable. I have six of these, and though they are too small for regular teaparties, they could be used in an event for tasting many different teas. One day I want to organize such an event.
This one is made in Japan and has dragons. I have no idea why I ever bought it. It's very beautiful, but not really my style at all. I prefer flowers.
These cups are teeny tiny, and I only have two of them. I bought them because it's very rare to find completely pink cups. I think these might be quite old, but I don't really know. The stamps only say "IMPORT", so I don't even know where these came from.
This Arabia's Little My pot is perfect for selfmade ice tea. I got it from my boyfriend's parents this Christmas. It's adorable! I love Arabia's Moomin dishes.
This one is also a second hand find. I had wanted one of these forever! Our kitchen table is quite small, so this is very handy. I love how British this seems, and would like to organize a traditional British style afternoon tea some day. The treats would of course be placed upon this.
And finally a tea strainer that I also found from a flea market. I don't know how old it is, but atleast it looks pretty old to me. I don't use this one much either. The handle has a tiny engraving of two people having tea.