Cuckoo collection the journey of Wedgwood teaware

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Let’s continue the journey of Wedgwood and the celebration of the most British of pastimes, drinking tea. In part one of our Ultimate Tea Experience story we explored Wedgwood’s royal links to teaware, the incredible artistry found in our pattern archives (that still inspire and influence many of our modern designs today) and the importance of the materials used to create the designs we drink from. But when it comes to the ultimate tea experience, we need to explore another one of our extraordinary collections to understand how a simple afternoon tea break can fundamentally change how we feel.

A cup of tea solves everything

In this digital age with all its distractions, life often feels so busy that always being connected to technology can sometimes mean we feel less connected to ourselves. Afternoon tea was first taken in the 1700s as a little break in the afternoon to enjoy tea with cakes, scones and even cheese on toast by working men, often taken standing up or sitting on tall stools which inspired the name ‘high tea’. The idea of afternoon tea developed into a social event and the afternoon meal became an occasion to be enjoyed together with friends.

We believe that this great British tradition is still relevant in our lives today, it’s an opportunity to take time out of your day, to ditch the distractions and enjoy a moment alone or connect with friends. Spending time being present and enjoying the little moments is what life is all about and this is why we continue to design pieces that will create special moments in your life every day.