Sometimes we watch or read something about the luxurious and most expensive items. Having the essential things is enough for us to enjoy the wonders of consuming tea. For the rich, they can splurge on extravagant items for their leisure and entertainment.
Tea lovers wanted to know what the popular expensive tea items are and what makes them expensive. Since we are too hesitant to buy expensive accessories, let’s look and judge these expensive tea things that can be found on Amazon. All the prices listed were the posted prices on the date this post was written.
XYSQWZ Exquisite Afternoon Tea Set – $1479.81
An exquisite tea set that will transform your plain table into a classic afternoon tea spot. Even a slice of bread with jam or a scrambled egg next to a cup will look like you ate at a luxurious hotel. We hope that tea lovers will get the best for their room décor because of this delicate teaware. (See on Amazon.)
24pc Roses Tea Cup Set Antique Blue 24K Gold Vintage Dining for 6 – $994.38
The complete tea set for the whole household – or, let’s say for the people in the mansion. Using this set feels like living in the Victorian era. The product listing mentioned that these contain “phosphate derived from animal bone and calculated calcium phosphate” meaning these are made of “Bone China” or what they also call “English Porcelain,” the strongest and most chip-resistant porcelain or ceramics. (See on Amazon.)
BJH Bay Window Handmade Straw Tea Table – $785.94
A small, low, and minimalist table that looks good in traditional Japanese houses or as a space saver in a modern room. It’s simple, but buyers believe that this table will last for a long time. (See on Amazon.)
Upscale Chinese Yixing Genuine Purple Clay Teapot 9oz – $565.50
This small handmade teapot is made of purple clay. The excellent air permeability of this teapot seals the tea’s aroma and flavor longer than the normal teapots. Tea enthusiasts who care about the aesthetics and quality of tea will indeed like this. While not necessary, the added alleged health benefits of the purple clay enhances the enjoyment of the beautiful experience and taste of newly-infused tea leaves. (See on Amazon.)
Imperial/Lomonosov Porcelain ‘Bindweed’ Tea Set 20 pc. for 6 persons – $429.99
Made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory in Russia, this tea set is 20 pieces and consists of 1 teapot, 1 sugar bowl, 6 teacups, 6 saucers, and 6 plates. Travel back in time to Imperial Russia and have tea with Russian desserts. Listening to classical music by Russian composers will make you feel like an important guest. (See on Amazon.)
XYSQWZ Exquisite Tealyra – Matcha – Start-Up Kit – $415.25
This ceremonial matcha tea set is made of natural Chinese bamboo. The chasen (matcha whisk) makes the matcha drink creamy. There are not enough details why it is priced this way, but the design looks beautiful, especially for tea ceremony use. (See on Amazon.)
Kutaniyaki Sakai Hyakkaen Kinhanazume Teapot Set – $399.95
Brewing tea leaves is complete with a kyusu and yunomi set; but with this one, the golden flower and heart patterns are beautifully drawn. The design is inspired by hundreds of years of Kutani yaki making in Kaga (currently Ishikawa Prefecture). The finishing touch makes this tea set look exquisite and can be matched with a wide-spaced, jewelry-decorated hotel café and lounge. (See on Amazon.)
IKENAGA IRON WORKS Japanese Iron Teapot – $327.67
Surely not an ordinary teapot because of its price, this iron kettle pot is 4mm thick, and it does not easily rust except if hot water is left to cool inside for too long. The teapot is made of cast iron and teakwood; this pot helps make the water boil faster. You can also hang the lid on the iron pot’s brim, and it still won’t rust quickly. (See on Amazon.)
Royalty Porcelain 10-Piece Antique RED Vintage Dining Tea Cup Set for 6 – $299.99
Handmade and hand-painted 24K Gold Bone China teaware set. It is like returning to the Victorian era again. The Bone China and royalty porcelain material this set has shown will make it an excellent display in a luxurious dining room inside the mansion. However, this might be too delicate to use for the everyday drinking of tea. (See on Amazon.)
Alessi | Tea Rex – Design Kettle with Handle and Dragon-Shaped Whistle, Stainless Steel – $220
Alessi is a leading Italian company doing high-quality metal works. The stainless-steel Tea Rex Kettle is compatible with stove burners and induction cookers. This kettle is safe to use with a dragon figure serving as a whistle, mirror-polished steel, and a firm grip handle. Alessi created the Tea Rex kettle in celebration of the 30th year of the Kettle 9093. (See on Amazon.)
You might be thinking that now we will mention 10 expensive tea items, but no! We want to add this one high-quality “expensive” tea, but we don’t believe it’s truly expensive since the quality and quantity match the price.
Japanese Green Tea Co Green Tea Assortment – The Covered Trio 3-Piece Japanese Tea Set – $108
3 in 1 premium green tea collection where you can enjoy matcha and loose tea leaves. The set has Matcha, Gyokuro and Nozomi. These are all natural and have no GMOs and no dangerous fillers. Tea connoisseurs will surely love these. (See on Amazon.)
Indeed, some of these are reasonably priced while others are just for the rich people’s enjoyment. What is important is when we can afford everything we need, then the extras we buy have special value to us.
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Thank you for reading and please comment below about the expensive tea items you know or own!
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