A tea-for-one set is a combination of a teapot and a matching teacup that is designed for single-person use. It typically consists of three pieces: a small teapot, a teacup, and a saucer. The set is called "tea for one" because it provides all the necessary items for one person to enjoy a cup of tea — maybe at home, maybe while traveling! Decorative, collectible styles, usually ceramic, are typically meant for home use, while more modernist styles are often made for easy travel, and may be made of stainless steel.
The teapot in a tea-for-one set is usually smaller than a regular teapot, with a capacity of around 10 to 12 ounces (300 to 350 milliliters). The teacup is also smaller than a standard teacup, typically holding around 6 to 8 ounces (180 to 240 milliliters) of liquid. The saucer serves as a base for the teapot and provides a place to put the used tea bag or a small snack.
Tea-for-one sets are convenient, compact, and allow for a personal tea experience, and ceramic sets can make for charming décor.
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