National Tea Day

National Tea Day in the United Kingdom

National Tea Day is held on 21 April each year to celebrate all things tea. From a fes-tea-val in West London to discovering the latest must-try brews, National Tea Day is the perfect occasion for Brits to show how much they love a good cuppa.

Whether you’re planning on tucking into afternoon tea with friends or serving up your best brew to an endless stream of customers, read on to see our favourite accompaniments to your elevenses.

UPDATE
You can now enter our National Tea Day competition!

Vintage table doilies - retro table cloths

What’s high tea without an array of pretty doilies and lace table runners? These intricate table decorations are enjoying a comeback and lucky for you we’ve stocked up on a range of designs and sizes, so you can take your pick!

National Tea Day - Teapots door sausage

Celebrate National Tea Day the minute you step in the door with this cute teapot design draught excluder. With an easy-open zip fastening, the cover can be machine washed and ironed to keep it looking fresh all year round.

National Tea Day - tea cosy knitting pattern

Give your tea table a homemade look with this King Cole knitting pattern, which features a delightful strawberry tea cosy and adorable little tea set. This pattern recommends using King Cole super chunky DK and Dollymix DK for the perfect finish.

National Tea Day - tea towels
We can’t talk about National Tea Day without mentioning the humble tea towel. Originally designed to mop up spillages and keep the teapot warm, the tea towel has come a long way and is now a staple item in British kitchens up and down the country.

Discover a range of traditional tea towels on our web store, including cotton-rich traditional designs, professional catering cloths, and linen blend kitchen towels. Perfect for any tea party.

How are you planning to mark the occasion this year? Let us know in the comments section below.

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