Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower or your daughter wants to upgrade from her plastic tea cups for the “real” kind, porcelain tea cup sets will enchant your partygoers and add some refined elegance to your afternoon. The best tea cup sets also make fun gifts, whether for the bride-to-be, your mother, your niece or just for a friend who is a regular tea drinker. These sets are designed to contain the steaming hot tea easily, and they’re big enough to accommodate some milk and sugar, in addition to the tea.
These sets often come with a set of cups and matching saucers, so if any spills happen, they’re likely to be contained by the saucer. The tea sets all have some kind of traditional floral pattern. Two of our picks vary the color or the pattern of the tea cups and saucers, so each person gets a different color cup. If you’re throwing a bigger party, you can get multiple sets to account for all of your guests. One of our picks, which is more understated, has more than just the cups and saucers. It includes a full set, including a teapot and sugar bowl. Just make sure that you have your pinky out while you’re sipping on that tea.
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1. Gracie China by Coastline Imports
This tea set is made for four. You get four teacups and saucers with Rose Chintz patterns and gold trim. Each cup and saucer set has a different, vibrant pattern on it, so each guest will have a set that doesn’t match anyone else’s. The flower patterned cups and saucers are perfect for floral fans or anyone who appreciates an intricate rose illustration. These porcelain cups hold 8 oz. and are dishwasher safe, but they are not microwave safe.
2. 21-Piece Porcelain Ceramic Tea Gift Sets
Dust off your favorite tea and whip up some petit fours, because you can have a proper tea party with this set. It comes with one teapot, one sugar bowl, one creamer, six tea cups. Six sources and six teaspoons. You can choose from three different patterns: Happy, camellia and chrysanthemum. The pieces in the set are accented with embossed golden rims to add a touch of elegance to your party. The pictured gold stainless steel bracket is not included in the set.
3. BTaT Tea Set
With pink, blue, yellow, mint and purple tea cups and saucers, your guests will love picking out the teacup that matches their personalities (or outfits). Your kids will love how bright these cups are. This set has two different patterns, which appear on three cups each. These cups and saucers have a 10K gold trim, making the cups and saucers dishwasher safe. The illustrated tea cups cannot be microwaved, though.