The British Tradition of Tea Drinking from Ceramic Cups

The British Tradition of Tea Drinking from Ceramic Cups



Olga Shkolna, Olha Dietochka, Natalya Revenok, Olena Kashshay, Marharyta Puhachenko Ceramics Art + Perception 121 2023 Art + Perception LATEST ISSUE HOME →

Tea consumption in Britain, compared to a similar tradition in the Far East, began much later, just three hundred years ago. Nevertheless, it quickly won its connoisseurs among all sections of the population. From the end of the 17th to the middle of the 19th centuries, the tradition changed against a background of historical and cultural events and occasionally found itself in periods of stagnation or rapid development. The result was the compilation of British tea drinking etiquette and the corresponding production of special porcelain and earthenware tea-sets by leading British manufacturers. At the same time, British potters generated outstanding prototypes for various forms, unlike their Eastern predecessors. (Sarybaeva et al., 2015; Bayzhanovaet al., 2013)