Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tea service

I love the afternoon ritual of serving tea from an elegant teapot and sipping the tea from a beautiful cup and saucer. Even though I drink many cups of masala chai during the day, I prefer the Western style of tea in the afternoon. If you missed my post about masala chai, please click here.  Of all the teapots that I collected, this is my most favorite. Nine out of ten times I am reaching for this teapot.

The teapot is from Royal Doulton, water lily pattern. 

 I replaced the creamer from the set with a Franz Porcelin mini teapot from the Franz Collection.  The three-dimensional water lily on the teapot adds interest.

Hand embroidered needle point napkins from India.

It's always important to serve tea with proper spoons.  I prefer to use coffee spoons for tea service.  They are smaller than regular tea spoons.

For more memorable tablescapes, recipes, and entertaining ideas, please check out my cookbook, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

Please check out Susan's blog for Tablescape Thursday and Cindy's blog for  romantic  home.
I am linking it to Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday.


  1. Oh this is so beautiful -- love that set!

  2. Such a beautiful tea-scape.

  3. Your tea set is just beautiful, love the pretty pink flowers, such a soft pretty set, I should sit down now and have a sip of tea....Phyllis

  4. Love your tea set and your tablescape! Very beautiful, so elegant!

  5. This is a beautiful tea set! Thanks for sharing! ~Marcy

  6. Everything about this tea set and your presentation is absolutely lovely. Nicely done!


  7. I love your tea set, it's wonderful!

  8. Your setting is just lovely! I do love your Water Lilly Tea set! The mini tea pot is wonderful, as the lovely tray and napkins! Your setting is very lovely! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!

  9. I popped over from Food w/ Style. I'm so happy I did! This is such a lovely tea setting. You set a beautiful tea party!