For the British and American colonialists, tea drinking became a way of life. Its ritual habits and charming accessories, like this reproduction Heart Bowl Tea Caddy Spoon, still delight and fascinate both the historian and the collector today. This spoon is a reproduction of an original in Colonial Williamsburg's collections. Rediscover the tradition of using a tea caddy spoon at your next afternoon tea with friends. Also makes a thoughtful gift for a tea lover.
- Reproduction tea caddy spoon with heart shape
- Arrives in blue gift box
- 1 1/2"W x 3 1/2"L
- Made in the USA
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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Wash in warm soapy water and towel dry.
Cocoa, coffee, and tea—the introduction of these three beverages around the 1650s heralded one of the greatest social changes of the 17th century. Coffee houses became a central part of public life—where tittle-tattle, scandal, and business of the day were as important as food and drink—setting the stage for many of the time-honored customs we enjoy today.
This reproduction pewter tea caddy spoon is inspired by those in fashion in the mid to late 18th century. Many of the period's designs featured shell shapes inspired by the exotic shells that often accompanied large shipments of dried tea leaves imported from the East. The shells were used as tea scoops. From simple to ornate, 18th-century tea caddy spoons can be found in many wonderful designs including jockey caps, eagle wings, leaves, acorns, shovels, hearts, hands, and many other forms defined by the decorative arts of the time.