Why does tea taste better from a bone china cup?

Fine bone china luxurious teacup

A cup of tea is a quintessentially British experience, and there's nothing quite like enjoying a cuppa in a fine bone china teacup. But did you know that the type of cup you use can actually affect the taste of your tea?

Bone china is a type of porcelain that contains bone ash. This gives bone china its unique properties, including its strength, translucency, and whiteness. There are a few reasons why tea tastes better in a bone china cup:

  • Bone china is non-porous. This means that it doesn't absorb any of the flavours from the tea, so the tea retains its full flavour.
  • Bone china is thin. This allows the tea to cool more quickly and prevents it from becoming bitter.
  • Bone china is translucent. This allows you to see the colour of the tea and to appreciate its beauty.
  • Bone china is elegant and sophisticated. This makes the tea drinking experience even more enjoyable.

If you're looking for the best possible cup of tea, we recommend using a fine bone china teacup. You won't be disappointed!

Tips for brewing the perfect cup of tea in a bone china cup:

  • Use fresh, cold water.
  • Heat the water to the correct temperature for the type of tea you're brewing.
  • Steep the tea for the recommended amount of time.
  • Remove the tea bag or leaves and enjoy!
Here are a few additional tips to help you get the most out of your bone china teacup:
  • Preheat your teacup by pouring hot water into it and letting it sit for a few minutes. This will help to keep your tea hot for longer.
  • Rinse your teacup with hot water before brewing your tea. This will remove any dust or residue from the cup and will help to ensure that your tea tastes its best.
  • Be careful not to overfill your teacup. Bone china is very thin and can be easily broken.
  • Hand-wash your bone china teacups with mild dish soap and warm water. Avoid using harsh detergents or abrasive scrubbers, as these can damage the delicate surface of the teacup.

With proper care, your bone china teacups will last for many years and will bring you many years of enjoyment. Through our luxury homeware collections, we invite you to savour the beauty of bone china. From the expert craftsmanship to the intricate designs, our fine bone china tea sets are the perfect addition to your home, and make for a gift your loved ones will never forget.