Amber's Tea Party Ideas

In my latest cozy mystery, there’s a formal tea.  It was a fun scene to write, because I love tea, and have been collecting teapots, teacups and related tea accessories for about two decades.  A lot of the pieces are attached to specific memories, or were gifts from specific people.  One of the things I love most about tea is how many different ways there are to enjoy it.  Whether you are planning a tea party, or just enjoy tea at home, I hope this list inspires you.

Numi Dancing Leaves Flowering Tea Gift Set
I’ve always been a fan of blooming teas.  If you brew it in a glass teapot or pitcher, you can refill it after drinking the tea and display the “blossom” for a couple of days.

Cosori Electric Tea Kettle
One of the benefits of an electric kettle is not having to watch it, and I love that this one shuts off if you get distracted.  Also, it’s glass, so you can see it boil.

Harney and Sons Guide to Tea
This book is a go-to for setting up a tea tasting, or choosing a variety of teas for your party.

Japanese Tetsubin Teapot
Enamel Coated Iron teapots are beautiful, and this green one especially so.  I just like the pop of color and the design.  It can also be used as a kettle.

Japanese Matcha Set
This set includes a bowl and whisk, along with the accessories needed to elegantly prepare the tea.  It comes in a variety of colors.  I really like the charcoal gray.

Mikasa Love Story Platinum Banded Teacup and Saucer Set
Mikasa has long been one of my favorite designers, and this particular heart design feels perfect for Autumn’s tea.  This is part of the settings I imagine for the table.

Royal Albert Polka Rose Teacup & Saucer SetRoyal Albert china has been around for over a century and they have some really nice designs.  This one is simple yet elegant.

Twinings Tea Bags Sampler Assortment in Wooden Tea Box
I love the design on the lid of this wood box, which comes with over 20 flavors of Twinnings tea (Including their English Breakfast, which is rather nice).

PULCHRITUDIE Fine China Tea Cup and Saucer Set
I like the pink and blue rose design, which would be perfect for a shabby chic tea.

FORLONG Large Ceramic Teapot and Coffee Pot with Lid
This is such a fun teapot, with the sculpted roses and the dress.  It would be perfect for a Victorian-themed tea.

Kate Aspen, Tea Time Whimsy Collection, Teapot Tea Party Favor Box
What would you fill these favor boxes with for your tea?

Tea Forte, Jubilee Petite Presentation Sampler Gift Box
Tea Forte offers such an elegant presentation.  Their pyramid-shaped tea bags and tea blends are close to the experience of loose leaf tea.

Honey Dipper Sticks
These would be great for making party favors, maybe with tiny jars of acacia honey.

Toptier Cat Teapot
I love the jaunty angles of this fun teapot.  The cat has such a happy expression.  It would be bound to be a conversation starter.

SHANGZHER Cute Tea Kettle
Look at this polka dotted tea kettle!  How fun.

Mud Pie FBA_ Ceramic Tea Bag Caddy
I love the positive message, which would be a great way to start the day.  I also love the vintage styling on the glass knob.

DecorChiq Platypus Tea Infuser Gift Set
If you enjoy loose leaf tea, these playful platypus infusers would look adorable holding onto the rim of your mug.

TeaSanavie Loose Leaf Tea Steeper
This is a more traditional “tea ball” shape.  I’ve used this type of infuser for years.  Turtles are one of my favorite animals, and I’m nerdy enough to be impressed by the fact that they glow I the dark.

BosilunLife Ceramic Tea Cup with Infuser and Lid
Such a cute fox!  The tea cup has a lid that can also be used as a coaster for the infuser.

Jewelkeeper Porcelain Tea Set
Check out this adorable polka dotted tea set sized for the kiddos.

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