This English teacup and saucer commemorated the visit of Queen Elizabeth's parents - George VI and Elizabeth - May 1939 visit to Canada and the United States.
The Dutch East Company Imported the First Tea into Europe
Tea Maestro Bruce Richardson recently visited Amsterdam where he looked into the venerable Dutch East India Company (VOC) and its place in tea history.
What Is a Dish of Tea?
It was a common occurrence in the Colonial era to receive an invitation to “share a dish of tea.” In 18th century Boston or Bath, a dish of tea referred to a teacup or tea bowl, containing black or green tea, placed on a saucer.