The Tea Things of Jane Austen

The Tea Things of Jane Austen
Image Courtesy of Benjamin Press

By Bruce Richardson • Images Courtesy of Benjamin Press

December 16 marks the 241st birthday of British author Jane Austen. The popular Regency- period novelist was, of course, a tea lover who often used the tea ritual to bring characters together. She was also fond of using the term “tea things” when establishing scenes in her books.


  1. Thank you – what a lovely thought! I’ve shared your article with the Jane Austen Fan Club Facebook group. I’m sure they’ll enjoy it as much as I have.


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