Since I don’t have any new teacups this week, I’m going to show this Royal Stafford bone china cup again. This company was formed in 1952, in Longton, England. It was formerly the Thomas Poole Company.
This lovely and feminine teacup is really a little paler blue than it shows in my photo.
It has a dainty scalloped edge and a very pretty gold design.
The handle is a lovely shape (although not my favorite to hold) and the gilded foot and band is attractive. I’d love to find a book that names the many different handle and cup shapes (please let me know if you know of a really good one).
This pattern is not easy to find online, even though it appears to be numbered 2182 or maybe 2132. There was one offered for sale on ebay, but with no information listed for pattern name or history.
This Stash tea that I tried today was quite good. It was fruity, but not too tart. I liked the idea of the Matcha tea as an ingredient since it is so antioxidant rich.
It certainly brewed to a wonderful rosy color. This tea has an interesting mix of green tea, chamomile, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, citric acid, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor and the Japanese Matcha.