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Tea from a China cup

Poured from a teapot

CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
25-Jul-2020 08:37 Message #4787657
Does tea taste better from a bone China cup? Many think so. Do you possess a teapot or cups with saucers?
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
25-Jul-2020 08:42 Message #4787658
Nooooo I prefer a proper round mug for tea, and a shaped mug for coffee, lol but they both have to be white inside to make sure they are clean properly lol
I have one of each even on my desk at work lol
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
25-Jul-2020 09:09 Message #4787664
I like a china tea cup.....

It's strange how your mind works.....tea always seems better in a china cup...not in a mug......although it does depend on who makes the tea......I hate wishy washy tea....weak as a weakling.....I have my tea really string....two bags often.....and a bit of milk....too much milk in tea....yuk....Too much milk in a weak tea....double yuksville.....too much milk in a weak tea in a mug.....there aren't any words for that....

Also.......water......from a glass or bottle.....perfect......Water from a mug? wrong is that? must be in the mind.....
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
25-Jul-2020 09:34 Message #4787674
Porcelain for me, that is China isn't it. Perfect as I mostly drink Earl Grey.
Still have lovely mugs though that take two tea bags.

Because I like weak normal tea occasionally, I love my teapot that infuses tea leaves so I can add just the right amount.
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
25-Jul-2020 10:33 Message #4787683
I drink out of anything. Well not quite anything. I usually like a medium sized mug with straight sides for tea or coffee but I do have a few people I visit who make tea in a teapot and serve it in a china cup with saucer. If I have to carry a cup and saucer I'm always fearful of the cup sliding off and landing on the floor.
I'm not sure if the tea tastes better in a cup but it does add something to the enjoyment of sitting down together for a cuppa.
A lot of places including garden centres do an extensive range of teas.
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
25-Jul-2020 11:44 Message #4787692
I think its the heat holding qualities of real china as opposed to pottery that make the difference, I rarely drink tea anymore but when I do I like it brewed properly not the brutalitea my mum makes where the teabag as mashed against the side of the mug, I prefer propertea.
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
25-Jul-2020 20:43 Message #4787721
I never drink tea - hate the smell. And my other half will only drink green tea.
Seasons-Greetings  Male  Essex
25-Jul-2020 21:32 Message #4787725
I usually drink coffee (instant I can't be bothered with the faff of ground etc), but I also like a nice cuppa rosy lee, especially on a hot day.
Have a small & large ceramic teapot (& a cosy) but stick to tea bags (again can't be bothered with the faff of loose leaves) although I still have a strainer (which actually comes in handy when dusting the top of a cake with icing sugar) and I do have a couple of bone china cups and saucers too but usually up with it in a mug.
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
26-Jul-2020 00:49 Message #4787732
Coffee in a mug and tea in a cup please.
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
26-Jul-2020 14:03 Message #4787776
I tend to go for tea in a cup. Bone china is bound to have a mishap, so its usually just traditional teacup. Coffee in a coffee cup.
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire
28-Jul-2020 22:06 Message #4787941
A nice cuppa in a china cup poured from a traditional teapot can be very pleasant.
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
31-Jul-2020 18:00 Message #4788108
I was served an excellent cup of tea today. Made in a teapot complete with tea cosy although I think the weather was far too hot for the tea to cool. Consumed in a tiny china cup with dinky saucer. The lady pouring told me she has been pouring tea for 80 years so I guess I have to trust her expertise.
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
1-Aug-2020 08:55 Message #4788134
The lady pouring told me she has been pouring tea for 80 years so I guess I have to trust her expertise.

I definitely wouldn't have the nerve to say her tea tasted awful lol.
FirmButFair-TrollPatrol  Male  North Yorkshire
2-Aug-2020 12:02 Message #4788271
Pointing the pinkie is no longer considered appropriate.

Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
3-Aug-2020 14:20 Message #4788389
Cup or mug, I don't mind. But it does have top bone china. It makes all the difference to the flavour. Don't ask me why. Just does.
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
3-Aug-2020 18:26 new  Message #4788408
I went for afternoon tea last week and they had dainty vintage bone China cups and saucers ....sweet

The only thing that let it down was the inferior tea they used .

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