A broad spectrum of teaware styles—modern, traditional and whimsical—were displayed at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, June 12-14.
The perfect teapot exists for every type of tea enthusiast and here are a few that stood out.
Denmark-based Viva Scandinavia showcased an array of modern tea sets made of porcelain and borosilicate, silicone and stainless steel. The porcelain tea sets on display were the Nina tea set, which has sleek, gently curved lines; and the Infusion porcelain tea set. Both tea sets are available in three colors. The glass Bjorn tea set, including the company’s bestselling teapot, was also part of the display. The tea sets are priced between $40 and $69.95.
Maanshan, China-based Dafu Ironware Co., Ltd. displayed a selection of traditional Chinese teapots made of enameled cast iron. The company merges tradition with present-day design preferences by offering different sizes, motifs and colors.
For those who like things out of the ordinary, Blue Sky Ceramic brought a distinctively fun and whimsical assortment of teapots shaped like animals, televisions and a vintage camping trailer. The company also offers teapots with bright, colorful floral and fruit designs. Each teapot tells a story and is sure to brighten anyone’s day.
Coastline Imports hails from City of Industry, California, and presented tea sets that would fit perfectly on tables set for traditional English afternoon tea. Delicate porcelain tea sets with floral patterns evoke a sense of elegance that is fitting while sipping a cup of Earl Grey.
Photos by Elizabeth Dobos