Sunday, September 8, 2013

Chinese Travel Tea Basket

I think this is a great tradition. 
To travel with a picnic tea basket.
This is a vintage Chinese travel
tea-for-two basket. 
 My friend ordered tea while on a
train trip through China and this is how 
it was served. She noticed that many 
passengers brought their own tea baskets. 
Some are tea for one and have single cups. 
She bought a few and brought
 these baskets home. Great gifts!
 It all tucks nicely into this oval woven
 rattan basket.
 The fitted, and padded compartments hold  
the tea pot and cups securely as well as
 insulating the tea.
 Keeping the tea nice and hot.
 It's a good sized porcelain tea pot with 
rattan handles.
 Two matching cups.
I think it's very charming.
This would be so cute to bring on a car trip
or when we are paddling around in our canoe.



  1. Oh Rita...I absolutely love this cute little basket, with "tea for two".. Who wouldn't love one of these?


  2. So cute. I am now on a mission to find a tea for one for myself. Hubby is not a tea drinker. He is a coffee man all the way.

  3. I love tea things, I think I want one too!

  4. That is so completely charming!!! Love it!!!

  5. I love your tea basket!! I have been to China 4 times and have never seen one of these but I do know that the Chinese people really love their tea. If I ever go back I'll have to look for one.

  6. Oh my, how beautiful and unique your Chinese Tea basket is! I love things Oriental and this basket is awesome! Thanks Rita May for sharing it with us.
    Big hugs,

  7. OMG, I LOOOOVe this!!! I would love to find one, will have to start looking. The teapot is gorgeous.

  8. Hi Rita,
    I LOVE teh Chinese Tea Basket!! My husband & I were stationed in Okinawa, Japan several years ago, and that's where I attended my first tea ceremony and starting drinking hot tea. However, I've never seen anything like this....would love to have one to add to my collection of tea pots! Thanks for sharing!

  9. If you like drinking tea, or if you are interested of collecting. Maybe our Yixing Teapots will meet you demand. We have hundre styles of for your choice. The design, price are perfect! Worth you owning!