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While many China cabinets and hutches contain tea cup collections in the homes of wealthy and not-so-wealthy North Americans, these fine breakables are not just for special occasions. Many homes around the world use their tea sets on a regular basis. • The reason most tea cups are considered “China,” is that they originated in that country. The first tea cups did not have handles and were called tea bowls. Some of the early tea bowls used in Europe were more like deep saucers and were used so that the tea cooled quicker. • Saucers, as we know them, to accompany tea cups did not appear until 1700. Tea cups with handles were not seen until Robert Adams came up with the idea in about 1750. • The English embraced Mr. Adams designs. They thought tea bowls were messy and people often burned their hands on them. Robert Adams designed cups that were taller and wider than the base and the saucers he introduced, more flat like small plates, were welcomed as a place to let a hot cup rest. His designs quickly became the standard for what became known as the “English Tea Service Set.” • Since the English started the tradition of putting cream and sugar in their tea, Mr. Adams also started designing tea pots, sugar holders, cream/milk containers, and even matching tea spoons. His sets were made from porcelain that was strong but looked beautiful and delicate. English porcelain tea cups have a translucent look when held up to a light. • The Chinese still prefer to drink tea from pottery-ware. They use what is known as “purple clay” from the Yixing, Jianqsu, and Jinqdezhen regions of China.


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TEA CUPS (continued): • Chinese purple clay cups are thicker than most DEERE. JOHN DEERE. (continued): pottery and without handles. The thicker pot•tery It was while living in Illinois thatare John noprotects hands from burns that possible ticed the problems that farmers faced when with thinner China cups. attempting to till soil. Because the area had • Japanese drinkers also use potformerlyteabeen woodland, thehandle-less soil was rich tery or sometimes ceramic cups. They usually with hummus, which clumped and clung to have with poems, flowers the hand bladespainted of the designs plows farmers were accusortomed even to geisha Some Japanese tea ware using.girls. While repairing a broken ciris cular madesaw, withDeere innovative lids upon and strainers stumbled an idea. built He into the cups. employed his smith skills to fashion the steel blade into thecountries shape of enjoy a plow. affixed • Middle Eastern tea He in tea bowls two wooden spokes, then hitched the or glasses. Tea glasses are preferred in device Morocto a horse. It plowed the heavy Illinois soil co. They are usually very festive and decorated like a charm. In fact, a farmer who happened with colorful artistic details. to be observing the test run immediately put • Tea in India is usually the Deere Chai variety in an order for his ownofJohn plow. and served in small glass tea cups or tea bowls. • In short order, Deere gave up his blacksmith

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