Tea-for-one sets (ETS composite)

Tea-for-one sets (ETS composite)

Tea-for-one can be a great moment away from the hustle and bustle. A tea-for-one set is the perfect equipage, as I had written about awhile ago on this blog. Those of you who are single can use them for that perfect tea moment. Those of you with a house full of family can use them when you just need some “me time.” And there are so many designs, that your “me time” can be truly yours.

Basically, tea-for-one sets are stackable – a teacup on bottom (some sets have a saucer), a teapot on that, and the lid, of course. The teapot is made so that it sits a little inside the cup and usually holds a little more than the cup does, something that many tea drinkers find a little problematic. When steeping tea, it’s a good idea to strain the liquid when the time is up (for black teas it’s about 3 to 5 minutes) so that it doesn’t oversteep and become bitter. If you’re not using a teabag or an infuser ball for your loose leaf tea that can be removed when that timer dings, you will end up with some tea in the teapot (the excess after filling the cup) that will be less than ideal.

Some great design options:

Don’t forget that personal sized treat such as Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells. (In fact, you can store them in a spot that only you know about to assure there are some left at tea time.) Cheers!

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