Twinings History of Tea Mug Set of 6, collect all 6, over sized fine china mugs with all six llustrations from the Twinings History of Tea edition by young artist Fanny Shorter
Price usually £72.00 SAVE £12 - for a limited time Now £60.00 for the set
Each mug is 8.5cm tall x 8.5cm wide
Mug 1: SHEN. The history behind this tea mug design; Tea was mythically discovered by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. Leaves from a tea plant blew into his pot of boiling water and Tea as a hot beverage was born.
Mug 2: LUYU. In 760 Chinese sage, Lu Yu wrote, "The Classic of Tea". The drinks popularity spread to Japan where Lu Yu's book helped to influence the Tea Ceremony that is now synonymous with Japanese culture today.
Mug 3: SHIP. Tea is first imported to Europe by the Dutch and Portuguese during the early 1600's.
Mug 4: CHARLES. During the mid 17th century, Charles II's wife, Catherine of Braganza introduces tea drinking in England. It was a custom already popular in her native Portugal.
Mug 5: 1940's. In England in 1940, during World War II, tea was rationed to 2oz per person per week. Tea would be rationed for the next 12 years.
Mug 6: 2011. Today tea is the most popular drink in the UK and the average Briton consumes around 2,000 cups a year.
£72.00 for Large Fine Bone China Mug
- About the Artist
"In the Hogarth tradition of Visual Language"
Fanny shorter is an illustrator and printmaker. Studied at Brighton University and graduated in 2006 with a degree in illustration
After university she began using screen printing as a way of applying her illustrated images to all kinds of materials. These mugs have been designed for Twinings to illustrate the rich history of Tea from its first use to the modern Tea Bar.
"If you are a young artist and would like to collaborate with Twinings get in touch"
At Twinings, we love to find interesting people and see if we can help them on their life journey.
We have been greatly inspired by Fanny and her creative energy. Whilst these prints are black on white, her other works are brightly coloured. If you are a young artist and would like to collaborate with Twinings in a tea related way, why not get in touch - we would love to hear from you. Twiningsdirect@twinings.com
They look very interesting although I would like to see more detail of the illustrations if I was to commit. For now, they shall go on my wish list ...
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