Time For Tea!

What's Your Tipple?

Knuckle Duster Mug - Black Thabto Knuckle Duster Mug - Black Gadgets / Lifestyle Mugs - ThumbVualt 49 - Gumball Click For Art Vault 49 - Gumball Gadgets / Lifestyle Mugs - Thumb
Here at Buddha Gifts we stock a variety of vessels for you to enjoy your cuppa! From the large Knuckle Duster Mug as illustrated to dinky little cup and saucer sets for the more refined amonst us. For the discerning tea drinker there are lots of varieties of tea widely available now from your plain cup of breakfast tea to your Lapsang Souchong! My favourite tipple is Lady Grey with a little spot of milk, just the thing to refresh me after a long day with the Buddha!

Tea drinking has increased in popularity and especially Afternoon Tea, usually Afternoon tea also traditionally known as low tea, this is a light meal snack typically eaten between 2pm and 5pm. The custom of drinking tea originated in England when Catherine of Bragan├ža married Charles II in 1661 and brought the practice of drinking tea in the afternoon with her from Portugal. Various places that belonged to the former British Empire also have such a meal. However, changes in social customs and working hours mean that most of us will rarely take afternoon tea, if at all.

Traditionally, loose tea is brewed in a teapot and served in teacups with milk and sugar. This is served with sandwiches, customarily cucumber, egg and cress, ham, and smoked salmon, scones with clotted cream and jam and usually cakes and pastries, such as Battenberg or Victoria sponge. In hotels and tea shops the food is often served on a tiered stand; there may be no sandwiches, but bread or scones with butter or margarine and optional jam or other spread, or toast, muffins or crumpets. Just the thing to keep your hunger pangs at bay till dinner time.

Isabella Beeton describes afternoon teas of various kinds: the old-fashioned tea, the at-home tea, the family tea and the high tea.

So whether you are an afternnon kinda person or the at-home tea person we are sure to have something that will hold your preferred cuppa in style and will reflect not only your choice of tea but your personality!

Your choice of mug will enhance your tea drinking experience, so if you are a Little Miss or Mr Men fan then these will be sure to tickle your fancy!
Little Miss Naughty Mug Mr Men and Little Miss Little Miss Naughty Mug Gadgets / Lifestyle Mugs - ThumbMr Tickle Mug Mr Men and Little Miss Mr Tickle Mug Gadgets / Lifestyle Mugs - ThumbLittle Miss Scatterbrain Mug Mr Men and Little Miss Little Miss Scatterbrain Mug Gadgets / Lifestyle Mugs - ThumbMr Men Mug Mr Men and Little Miss Mr Messy Mug Gadgets / Lifestyle Mugs - Thumb

We also have a great fun mug that shows just how weak or potent you like your cuppa, from milky baby tea......really light to very dark Builders Brew!

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All these mugs and cup and saucer sets are available at the Buddha Gift Shop or on-line, with next day delivery, so enjoy a well deserved cup of tea and biccie in your cup of choice!

Cheers Janice


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