Campaign for civilised tea drinking #savetheteapot

crumb supports the campaign for civilised tea drinking enjoy an afternoon tea party at homeDebenhams UK have just launched a campaign to #savetheteapot on twitter. Twinings, typhoo and Tetley are backing the campaign offering free gifts to those who tweet support and even the BBC is reporting it.

Etiquette expert Liz Brewer said:

“Tea is the most quintessential of English drinks, and the act of tea-drinking has long been one of the greatest British traditions. We must preserve the custom which, for centuries, has been the hallmark of polite society — tea served in a teapot before being poured into china cups.”

Only 2 weeks ago sales of the specialist tea pot designer Ali Miller found sales going through the roof after her UK map pots were shown in a key scene of Sherlock as reported by the guardian

Crumb are asking you all to get behind the campaign buy tweeting this post or #savetheteapot. While you’re at it, why not dust off your favourite teapot or treat yourself to a lovely new one! Here is a selection of our  favourite  teapots out there (all linked to their sellers websites), why not buy one ready for the next time you host an afternoon tea party at home