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Porcelain Tea Set

How To Choose The Best Porcelain Tea Set

Whether you enjoy a morning cup or an afternoon pick-me-up, any time is tea time if you’re a tea lover. And for tea lovers who prefer porcelain tea sets, each experience is that much more enjoyable. So whether you’re new to tea sets or you’re a connoisseur, use these tips to pick out the perfect porcelain set.

Is porcelain good for a tea set?

Porcelain has low thermal conductivity which makes it a great choice for tea sets. That’s because porcelain tea sets can preserve heat for longer, keeping each cup — sip after sip.

Plus, many porcelain tea sets are glazed and even decorated with intricate designs. This is why many tea lovers collect porcelain tea sets and display them as art.

What’s the difference between porcelain tea sets and ceramic tea sets?

Porcelain and ceramic tea sets are made with clay. However, porcelain tea sets are often coated in a protective glaze. This glaze protects against scent, aroma, and color absorption.

Ceramic tea sets are often unglazed. So they usually retain tea scents, aromas, and colors. They’re also usually thicker compared to porcelain sets.

How to clean porcelain tea sets

Thoroughly rinse a porcelain tea set after each use in hot water. Gently wipe the set with a clean cloth and allow it to air dry completely.

Never use bleach, a dishwasher, or a dryer to clean porcelain. If your set is stained, gently apply a mixture of warm water and baking soda then rinse with hot water and air dry.

Does tea taste better in a porcelain tea set?

Porcelain tea sets can alter the taste of tea! Porcelain often enhances the taste of tea, and increases the after taste following each sip. For this reason, many tea drinkers prefer using porcelain tea sets because they make tea taste that much better.

Porcelain Tea Set