The delight of afternoon tea is made even more special when served on beautiful fine bone china. Adorned with the eye catching, original botanical illustrations, the stylish Sarah Horne tea service will perfectly complement any tasty treats you serve.
Afternoon tea is a quintessential English custom, thought to have been introduced by the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. With a long gap between lunch and dinner, the Duchess requested a tray of bread, butter and cake mid-afternoon. This became a habit that she began inviting friends to, and so afternoon tea was born.
Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes. Pastries are also often served, along with of course, a good cup of tea served in bone china teacups.
In the last few years there has been a bit of a revival in the popularity of afternoon tea which has evolved to the point that it is no longer the sole domain of expensive hotels and quaint tea shops. Afternoon tea is now often available with a glass of Prosecco or Champagne and with hot and cold, as well as seasonal options available.
Time For Tea Botanical Fine Bone China
Each of the pieces in the collection are designed to contast and work wonderfully with each other and Sarah’s signature black and white colour scheme offers endless possibilities. Below are just a few of the pieces available.
The Floral Decadence 3-Tier Cake Stand is the stunning centrepiece of the Sarah Horne Botanicals tea service. The delicate yet bold botanical design on fine bone china brings a true sense of occasion.
Whether your tipple is Earl Grey or a strong English breakfast tea, this decadent cup is the perfect indulgence! Delicately adorned with fine line drawings of pretty freesia and orange blossom.
Make every tea time exquisite with this elegant teapot featuring original Sarah Horne botanical illustrations. The delicate yet bold botanical design on fine bone china brings a true sense of occasion and is a striking compliment to a wide range of interior styles!
Fine line drawings are sprinkled over this sleek fine bone china sugar bowl. The result is an elegant, versatile piece that can be used as part of your dinner service or as a decorative holder for anything from trinkets to flower petals!
View our full bone china tea service here.