Welcome to Tea Dreams! For all tea aficionados and enthusiasts, we write and expound on the love of tea. We explore the different styles, tastes and traditions. We check out locations to enjoy tea wherever we can in the world, but particularly within the U.S. via our west coast and east coast correspondents. Feel free to share with us your love of tea; send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pretty Things for Holding Tea at the World Tea Expo 2014
Part of the fun of
exploring the convention exhibitions at the World Tea Expo is getting to experience
the plethora of beautiful tea objects. Here are photos of a few that were
Air tight containers
for loose leaf tea by Kotodo Takahashi Corporation .They’re wrapped in handmade Japanese washi
paper.Washi paper is a traditionally
made from kozo, mitsumata, or gamp plant fibers . These bold colors and prints in distinctively Japanese style really make a lively statement.
Grace Tea Ware classic
fine china from Coastline Imports.
Coastline Imports had delicate bone china tea sets with flower decoration and soft pastel
colors. These tea pots and cups are in a style that I imagine my
grandmother, her grandmother, and of course I too, would love to use to serve tea.
Heirloom tea sets for
children by Reutter Porcelain. I’ve never had a Peter Rabbit tea set, but
somehow looking at these, made me nostalgic. Reutter Porcelain is of German-made
miniature craftsmanship.  ___________________________________________