Tea for Two — Jonathan Adler Utopia

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With the arrival of the adorable Jonathan Adler Utopia tea set, we felt that it was only fit­ting to do a tea post. The boy/​girl design of this tea set makes it a play­fully chic per­fect wed­ding or house­warming gift. It is so unique and a guar­an­teed con­ver­sa­tion piece. The pieces are hand­crafted brown stoneware, fin­ished with a sheer white glaze. Crafted by Peru­vian pot­ters through Aid to Arti­sans, a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to cre­ating eco­nomic oppor­tu­ni­ties for crafts people in devel­oping coun­tries around the world.

Is there really any better gift than a tea set? It’s the rite of pas­sage into adult­hood. As chil­dren we loved to play tea, using every­thing from imag­i­nary tea to fruit punch. Whether you dressed up for tea in a floppy hat and feather boa, or just gath­ered your favorite stuffed ani­mals, having tea has always been a spe­cial treat.

Tea time has long been a symbol of aris­toc­racy as well as rou­tine for­mula for health in Eastern cul­tures. Depending on the country in which it is observed, tea has many dif­ferent mean­ings. First dis­cov­ered in China, tea is known and used for its med­i­c­inal qual­i­ties. Once the use of tea migrated to Europe and Great Britain, the monarchy wanted to reserve the con­sump­tion of tea for itself and imposed such high taxes on the tea that the many com­moners could not afford the luxury. Thanks to the Boston tea party, we can now all enjoy tea everyday.

The Utopia tea set is so uniquely fab­u­lous and durable, it can be used for spe­cial occa­sions as well as every day! So pinkies up and break out the crumpets…it’s time for tea!

Be sure to check out our entire selec­tion of Jonathan Adler items at Clayton Gray Home. Whim­si­cally fan­tastic and per­fect for every home!

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