1. Invest in a proper tea set.
Whether you choose antique silver, fine bone china, or a less expensive tea service, begin building a collection today. Adding to your treasures over time is part of the joy of collecting, and it is a good idea to acquire everything you need to properly serve tea to guests, whatever your price range. Ideally, you’ll want a matching teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug or creamer, teacups and saucers, and dessert plates. A serving tray is also needed, along with a selection of linens.
2. Add a few new teas to your repertoire.
Most tea lovers have a particular blend they turn to time and again. And while a familiar infusion is like an old friend, it’s also good to take a chance and discover a new favorite. If you prefer green teas, pick up a black or white tea, and vice versa. If possible, find a tea shop or purveyor of fine teas and seek the guidance of an expert. When purchasing your standby leaf, don’t be afraid to request samples of suggested new teas!