The 8 Best English Tea Sets

Updated June 18, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether or not you're British, if you get a hankering for a nice hot cuppa around 4 p.m. every day, one of these English tea sets may be just right to enhance your afternoon. Anyone who values the refreshing pick-me-up qualities of a good cup of char will appreciate the elegant and timeless designs featured in our selection. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best english tea set on Amazon.

8. Royal Albert Old Country Roses

Everything about the Royal Albert Old Country Roses Le Petite 9-Piece Miniature is diminutive, making it a great choice for the refined children's party, for use as decoration, or for enjoying very, very small cups of fresh-brewed tea.
  • authentic 22-carat gold edging
  • classic aesthetic
  • too small even for espresso
Brand Royal Albert
Model 28839013
Weight 4.3 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

7. Ufengke European Bone China

The Ufengke European Bone China makes a great wedding or housewarming gift. Its elegant butterfly and floral-patterned components will dress up any room in which they're displayed or add a touch of class to any meal at which they're used.
  • includes six cups and saucers
  • elegant golden details
  • ceramic doesn't feel high quality
Brand ufengke®-ts
Model pending
Weight 9.9 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. Vanderbilt Porcelain Miniature

The Vanderbilt Porcelain Miniature Biltmore House 1888 is made using materials that are 100% FDA-approved as food-grade and safe, though, in fact, the child-sized cups serve a bit better as decorations than as vessels for actual drinking.
  • royal blue and floral details
  • a large serving tray
  • a bit too delicate for children
Brand G W Vanderbilt Collecti
Model 9710382
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Summertime Flowers Porcelain 24-Piece

Each item in the elegantly understated Summertime Flowers Porcelain 24-Piece is gold-trimmed and decorated with a beautiful floral motif. The attention paid to its details shows, considering even the lid of the sugar bowl is emblazoned with a tiny purple blossom.
  • includes a large platter for snacks
  • plates are 8 inches wide
  • design is consistent on all pieces
Brand English Tea Store
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Beatrix Potter Rabbit & Friends Set

Kids and adults alike will be thrilled with the Beatrix Potter Rabbit & Friends Set by Reutter Porcelain. The saucers, cups, and teapot feature Peter Rabbit and all of his animal friends, such as Flopsy, Mopsy, Jemima Puddleduck, and Mrs. Rabbit.
  • high quality german construction
  • both functional and decorative
  • includes cloth-covered storage case
Brand Reutter Porcelain
Model 56.562/0
Weight 3.3 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

3. Brew To A Tea Blue Dream

When it comes time to to break out the biscuits and cucumber sandwiches, the Brew To A Tea Blue Dream makes a charming choice for serving. It includes four cups and saucers, a pot for brewing, and a mesh infusion ball for loose leaf varieties.
  • microwave and dishwasher-safe
  • cups have a generous 8-oz capacity
  • comes with a cream and sugar set
Brand Brew To A Tea
Model Blue dream
Weight 8.5 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. Gracie China Summer Rose Chintz

For the tea lover who likes to take his or her afternoon cup in private, the Gracie China Summer Rose Chintz For One is a fine choice. It includes one cup, a saucer, and a teapot that holds enough liquid for at least a pour or two.
  • comes in a lovely gift box
  • all three pieces stack for display
  • beautiful victorian-inspired design
Brand Gracie China by Coastli
Model 33712-4
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Lenox Butterfly Meadow 8-Piece

The Lenox Butterfly Meadow 8-Piece is a great choice for the couple that's serious about taking their afternoon cup in style. It has everything two Earl Gray or English Breakfast lovers could need short of hot water, sugar, and, of course, the leaves themselves.
  • generous 48-ounce pot for serving
  • lifetime replacement guarantee
  • attractive scalloped edges
Brand Lenox
Model 6386635
Weight 7.1 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on June 18, 2017 by Ezra Glenn

Ezra is a writer, photographer, creative producer, designer, and record label-operator from New York City. He's traveled around the world and ended up back where he started, though he's constantly threatening to leave again.

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