Fun Find: More Collectible Teapots at The Tea Caddy in Epcot’s UK Pavilion

It had been a while since I’d stopped by The Tea Caddy in Epcot’s UK Pavilion. I’m not much of a tea drinker — although, that might be my own fault. I haven’t ever invested much time in learning about or developing a taste for tea, mostly relying on the occasional box of whatever is on my supermarket shelf when I have a cold. (Although the Mad Hatter Tea available for Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room almost made me change my ways. But I digress…)

Display at The Tea Caddy

Display at The Tea Caddy

So, I don’t often make it a point to check out this shop dedicated to all things tea, but I had some extra time before meeting up with some friends for an Advance Dining Reservation at the Rose & Crown, so I popped in. And I’m glad I did. I was struck by these little works-of-art-in-a-teapot immediately upon entering the shop.

Since I’ve been living under a rock when it comes to tea, I have no idea how long these beautiful James Sadler Teapots have been available at The Tea Caddy. But I enjoyed looking at them so much that I thought I’d share them here.

The first one that caught my eye was right in the front of the shop, paying tribute to London.

London Teapot

London Teapot

London Teapot

Top of London Teapot

London Teapot spout

London Teapot spout

On that same display, but tucked on the opposite side, was the Village Store teapot.

Village Store Teapot

Village Store Teapot

Village Store closeup

Village Store closeup

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Fun Find: Must-Have Teapots in Epcot’s UK Pavilion

I love tea, so I rarely make a trip through Epcot without checking out what’s new at the Tea Caddy in the UK Pavilion.

The little shop is your stop for just about any variety of Twinings Tea that you might be looking for. You’ll also find an ever-changing host of snacks and British pantry items. But my favorite items to browse are the tea pots, teacups, and mugs you’ll find here.

The Tea Walk

The Tea Garden Behind the UK Pavilion’s Tea Caddy

I always spy something new. And my recent visit at the beginning of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival didn’t disappoint.

Cupcake Tea Accessories

You know all those afternoons that you sit around, leisurely sipping tea and eating delicious cupcakes?

Right. Me neither.

But a girl can dream, can’t she?

So maybe daily cupcakes aren’t such a great idea for my waistline. But cups of tea? Score! Super good for you! So we might as well have our Cupcake Teapot. And hold the cupcakes. (At least some of the time. On Thursdays maybe?)

Cupcake Tea Pot

Cupcake Tea Pot

And while you’re at it, here’s a great coordinating Mug!

Cupcake Mug

Cupcake Mug

And Coasters, too!

Cup Cake Coasters

Cup Cake Coasters

And don’t you need a little calorie-free-ish cupcake-themed serenity in your life?

Alice in Wonderland Goodies

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Fun Find: Tea and Teapots in Epcot’s China Pavilion

There are few things that I enjoy more than strolling around World Showcase in Epcot. But in addition to taking in the sights and bites from the various pavilions representing each country, I adore poking into the shops to discover what new treasures have been added since my last visit.

Today, we’re meandering back through the China Pavilion to take a look into a shop that few even know exist: The House of Good Fortune.

House of Good Fortune -- Outside View

I could use some good fortune, couldn’t you? Let’s see what we find!

Teas and Candies

One item that I love to hunt for in World Showcase is tea. I’m an avid tea drinker, and it’s always fun to wander around the countries in search of my favorite varieties, or something new to add to my collection.

The tea display offers many different types of tea, all packaged in different ways.

Tea Display

I love these little canisters! They’re pretty — and handy long after the tea you bought is gone.

Canisters of Tea Forte

There’s also a wonderful assortment of more traditional options. Being in here seriously reminds me of my days wandering the Pearl River Mart in New York City! :-)

Foojoy Teas

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