What is it about blue and white china that tea lovers find so appealing? Is it the simple tranquility of a blue and white palette? Or does it go back to the late 1600s when the first porcelain cups and plates, decorated in blue and white, were imported to the Western world from China as ballast in tea ships? When we drink tea from blue and white teacups, do we feel a connection to our past? What is its timeless appeal?
At TeaTime, we don’t pretend to understand it. We just enjoy collecting and using blue and white china. We love to feature it in the pages of our magazine.