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Big pots or little cups?

terry  Male  West Yorkshire
14-May-2020 04:49 Message #4779682
All my life I've supped my tea out of pots (other than at posh caffs or mates houses) but since this coronavirus started I'm now using smaller cups bought when we me and the ex were married - posh little things that were all the rage in the 70's.

Has anyone else changed any of their habits since all this started? could this signal a decline in the output of proper pot manufacturers? will the potteries ever recover?
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
14-May-2020 08:52 Message #4779693
Nope still used same cups but a lot more pj's lol they are so comfy round the house to clean and decorate it lol all will be binned once clothes shops open though lol
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
14-May-2020 08:52 Message #4779694
Do you use a teapot terry?
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
14-May-2020 08:55 Message #4779695
My favourite used to be a China cup.....but I've gone off China at the moment for some reason....
terry  Male  West Yorkshire
14-May-2020 09:52 Message #4779706
Ahhh, the teapot...the ex missis threw that at me and sadly my head was harder than it, it ended up in the bin (the teapot not my head - though sometimes I wonder)
I did try holding my pinky up whilst supping out of the cups...damned difficult to do, almost poked me eye out!
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
14-May-2020 09:53 Message #4779707
We use mugs, but I don't like them.Its just that they are so convenient here. I have several beautiful tea services,one of which is 150 years old. I would love to do tea and home made cakes, in the garden using the best china and cake stands, but its usually only mugs that are required here, with a bacon or sausage sandwich, up in the barn.

Its not the same anymore. Things aint wot they used to be. ..... no standards now !
BOYDEL  Male  Surrey
14-May-2020 10:05 Message #4779710
With those posh bone china tea cups I often found my forefinger got stuck in the too small handle aperture - so when I put the cup down on saucer and remove my hand the finger remains stuck in the handle and tea spills mugs it is.
fosy  Male  Leicestershire
14-May-2020 10:58 Message #4779711
no habits changed here.

i use a bone china mug for tea, why does tea taste so much better out of bone china ??
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
14-May-2020 11:05 Message #4779713
I think its because of the heat conductivity of china as opposed to pottery, Fosy, I used to prefer china for tea. I have my usual 3 buckets of coffee in the morning from then on I don't don't really drink anything hot.
Seasons-Greetings  Male  Essex
14-May-2020 11:19 Message #4779717
BOYDEL 14-May-2020 10:05
so when I put the cup down on saucer and remove my hand the finger remains stuck in the handle and tea spills everywhere.

Come on, the solution's right in front of you.
You just pour your tea into the saucer, and sluuuurp it from there.
Jeff  Male  East Sussex
14-May-2020 11:43 Message #4779719
Terry: "II've supped my tea out of pots"

If they were flowerpots, didn't the tea come out of the botom?

If they were teapots did you drank from the spout? Then wasn't it awkward to stop the lid falling onto your nose?
Or did you try to put your mouth over the top of the teapot?

That remimds me of an old joke:-
A terrorist wanted to blow up the Irish ferry.
But he couldn't get his mouth over the funnel.
LadyVera  Female  Cumbria
14-May-2020 23:51 Message #4779795
I'm told by my posh friend it should be loose leaf tea in a teapot. Strained into a china cup with saucer. No waving pinkie.
NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire
15-May-2020 00:08 Message #4779797
Never wave pinkie!
Aely  Female  Hampshire
15-May-2020 20:23 Message #4779847
I've got a genuine old Brown Betty teapot here. Best teapot ever made. Makes a splendid brew for a family. However I bung a bag in a mug. A one-cuppa teapot doesn't make a decent brew and I can't manage two cups or more at a time.

My Mum used to toss the dregs and leaf over the coal pile. Try that with the central heating boiler and it makes an awful mess!

tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
15-May-2020 22:07 Message #4779852
Does anyone remember reading Tea Leaves?.......What a load of old rubbish that was......

Although, come to think of it, they did once say that there would be a virus thingy in 2020....and that nobody would be able to sit around drinking tea with each other.........I didn't really think much of it at the time.......Who'd have thought?
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
22-May-2020 23:16 Message #4780602
Reading tea leaves rubbish? Oh ye of little faith.
RobM  Male  Essex
23-May-2020 12:28 Message #4780676
I bet all you china-cup types possess asparagus dishes, silver cruets and demi-tasse!

JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
23-May-2020 12:35 Message #4780680
Only China where possible, but it was hard to find a big china mug.

But I use my mum's little china mugs for green tea.
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
23-May-2020 12:35 Message #4780681
Just China cups for me.......I don't have other fancy things....

I have some strange traits though.....

I prefer drinking coffee out of a flask and a plastic cup.....Good memories of picnics and things....

I used to like Champagne/Cava/Pomagne/is there anything below pomagne.......out of plastic cups as well.....Good memories of picnics and things......I don't drink alcohol now though....
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
23-May-2020 14:31 Message #4780714
Bone China every time
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
23-May-2020 23:08 Message #4780784
A lady of class :)
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
23-May-2020 23:19 Message #4780785
I prefer fine bone china for tea.

But at the moment, I am drinking tea out of an enormous Dunoon Henley mug with a pattern of little sloths all over it. It was a "small" virus isolation gift. It is bone China, but the size of it , it really should have a life belt on the side, in case you fall in and drown.

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