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A tea pot for a 16 yo?

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RJnomaaaaaargh Tue 10-Nov-15 20:48:05

Not strictly Christmas but dd is 16 two days after and she's a real tea Jenny.

Anyone suggest a nice teapot /mug or cup and tea gift set for her?

I've got my eye on a tea forte set but I thought I'd ask for ideas too.

OrangeSquashTallGlass Tue 10-Nov-15 20:53:16

Ah, my 16 year old self got a tea pot from Whittards. Great present.

<wanders off down memory lane>

StayWithMe Tue 10-Nov-15 20:58:32

How about something like this? I love the tea for one pots.

Davros Tue 10-Nov-15 21:00:00

Look out for a nice cosy, that could make all the difference to how it looks and functions - cath Kidston? She is a girl after my own heart!

PrincessHairyMclary Tue 10-Nov-15 21:01:46

16 year old me would have loved a teapot / book /chocolate set you wouldn't have seen me all Christmas.

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 10-Nov-15 21:04:59

T2 teamaker.

RJnomaaaaaargh Tue 10-Nov-15 21:14:00

She was born middle aged grin I've got her a throw with a hood on too.

The tea for one pots are too small. That girl can drink tea.

RJnomaaaaaargh Tue 10-Nov-15 21:15:35

That T2 looks interesting does it work?

Bimblywibble Tue 10-Nov-15 21:17:29

ah, 18 year old me bought the perfect 2.5 mug purple teapot for about £6, and I still love it more than my posher ones.

I would favour a nice, perfectly proportioned pot and a pair of mugs rather than a gift set. And the pot needs to hold at least 2 cups. Denby have a nice range of mugs.

This is gorgeous

Bargain

Mug

RJnomaaaaaargh Tue 10-Nov-15 21:20:11

What do you all think of this one?
www.teaforte.co.uk/index.php?lng=UK&pag=agl&pro=ste

I do like the Alice in wonderland one.

Bimblywibble Tue 10-Nov-15 21:37:50

The concept is beautiful, but my flatmate had a glass one and it discoloured and went dull with limescale really quickly. Don't know how common that is. If you've used glass teapots happily for years, ignore me. I think getting "grown up" kitchen equipment it's nice to have something solid and practical, hence my love for my generic perfectly proportioned bog standard cadbury purple one.

I do like the Alice in Wonderland one, and it should be fairly easy to find some pretty blue and white mugs.

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 10-Nov-15 21:39:06

RJ Yes, the T2 one does work. Beautiful to behold, too. Some of their teas, cups, strainers and so on are also very nice.

RJnomaaaaaargh Tue 10-Nov-15 21:41:27

I don't drink tea. Well only peppermint flung in my mug. I might avoid the glass then - it's so pretty though. The T2 is glas too mind you but I am off to check the rest of the site out.

PeaceOfWildThings Tue 10-Nov-15 21:41:43

They also gift wrap in Japanese style papers, and have a line in matcha (sp) tea that my DD is yearning after (also a tea loving girl, similar age).

TeaPleaseLouise Tue 10-Nov-15 21:43:54

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Mypubesarestraight Tue 10-Nov-15 21:44:20

Royal Albert do some pretty tea sets

RJnomaaaaaargh Tue 10-Nov-15 21:49:52

Suki tea have some nice things too.

stealtheatingtunnocks Tue 10-Nov-15 21:55:22

Oooooh, with one of these and some nice wool/needles/signed up to revelry/knitting lessons...[http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/bizarre-outlandish-history-pregnancy-tests0 tea cosies]

stealtheatingtunnocks Tue 10-Nov-15 21:56:04

ypo:
facebook, but, for knitters, ravelry

RJnomaaaaaargh Tue 10-Nov-15 22:02:12

I knit she doesn't. Possibly because I do !

unweavedrainbow Tue 10-Nov-15 22:03:05

The Stump teapot from Forlife is the best teapot around and rapidly becoming an industry standard for restaurants/cafes that do loose leaf tea. It's basically unbreakable, really hard to chip, completely dishwasher safe, easy to clean, doesn't drip and comes in a massive range of colours-and stackable, in case you need more than one. It holds about 600ml which is roughly 2.5 cups/one very large mug.
Stump Teapot
I would get her one and a nice tea from Jeeves and Jericho, it's an independent tea company based in Oxford.

Shemozzle Tue 10-Nov-15 22:04:45

The museums locally to me all sell fresh tea leaf tea in a pot and I've always loved it so much that I looked up the company on the bottom of the pots and asked for one for christmas last year. They do great gift packs. I always get it for tea fans now, much nicer than a tea bag pot (taste wise) but so easy to make too. It's Brew Tea Company. www.brewteacompany.co.uk/

Shemozzle Tue 10-Nov-15 22:05:53

I love the look of the Stump one too.

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