Teaware Patterns: Royal Albert Old Country Roses

Certain patterns used in pottery have quite a history. Old Country Rose from Royal Albert is one of them. It is one of a bunch of patterns, mainly florals, that the company has produced for the past 118 years, and it is the best known. The Royal Albert pottery, established in 1896 in Stoke-on-Trent, pays …

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Who Was Okakura Kakuzo (The Book of Tea Guy)?

Tea is a work of art and needs a master hand to bring out its noblest qualities. We have good and bad tea, as we have good and bad paintings--generally the latter. There is no single recipe for making the perfect tea, as there are no rules for producing a Titian or a Sesson. (Okakura …

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