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Whittards of Chelsea Coffee Mugs, Teacups & Teapots

Updated on March 12, 2015
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My Whittards of Chelsea Mug Is Used Everyday at Teatime!

Whittards of Chelsea coffee mugs, cups and teapots are beautiful. A teacup given to me by my sister-in-law is among my most prized possessions. It could be argued that it is preferred because of its color combinations which are exactly to my taste. It could be argued that the theme of the Queen of England is perfect for me because I love to travel and I have been to England. However, while those facts may be part of why I like this mug so much, I think it is important to add that this mug is the most comfortable mug I have ever held. It is perfectly designed for me to wrap my hands around it!

A Bit of Information About The Company, Whittard of Chelsea

Whittards was established in 1886 in London, England. The tea business was booming that year so Walter Whittard's timing was perfect. It wasn't long before the firm added coffee to it's inventory and, eventually, gifts. A quality firm, they believe in supporting fair deals for the farmer and still buy their teas and coffees from the producing estates. This gives the farmer a fair deal and the retailer the best product. The firm's mission statement is to "surprise and delight our customers with our passion for the very best tea, coffee and related gifts from around the world."

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"Talk and tea is his specialty," said Giles. "He has Come along inside... We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place."

-The Wind in the Willows

More Whittard Coffee Mugs - One-of-a-kind or limited mugs on eBay. Any of them would be great for my afternoon tea!

We have all wondered from time to time, what would happen if I broke my Queen mug. I have therefore searched for a mug identical to my mug because I use it so extensively, morning, noon and night and the risk of breaking it eventually is, we figure, high. Maybe one day, my mug will turn up on this list and I will be able to buy a second one for insurance!

Unable to find an exact copy of my beloved Whittards mug, I can offer you the following choices.

What would YOU do if you broke your favorite mug? - It finally happened. My favorite mug, shown at the top of the page, broke. I carried on but with a sinking f

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Whittard Teapots From North American eBay Stores - Unfortunately, I am not privileged to own one of these teapots but you can be!

Searching for a mate for my Whittard of Chelsea teacup, has been totally unsuccessful. There are some Whittard pieces available on eBay in North America, but not too many. I have tried to feature ones here that you can order from within North America. The cost of shipping from the United Kingdom particularly of heavy and fragile china items can be prohibitive. However, If I ever find another one of my mug, I am bound to purchase it no matter which side of the Atlantic it is on!

"Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea." ~~ Charles Dickens

Whittard of Chelsea Chatsford System Tea with Queen Teapot - Have your tea with the Queen!

The Chatsford System Tea with the Queen teapot is another great Whittard item, surprisingly like my mug! This teapot is a six-cup teapot and reads, "The Great British Brew" on one side and "Tea with the Queen" on the other. It features the Chatsford Filter System which is designed to make removing loose tea easier. Yes, it reads "Whittard of Chelsea" on the bottom! I think it is pretty neat...maybe you'd care to drop by for a spot of tea?

Whittard Loose Leaf Tea 1886 Blend - A blend of Assam and Keemun teas.

When we travelled to England after my sister-in-law introduced us to Whittard of Chelsea by giving me my treasured mug, we visited their outlet and purchased a couple of boxes of their teabags. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the best tea, surpassing even (dare I say it out loud) Canada's very own Red Rose tea! I guess we're going to have to return to London or we're going to have to try some of Whittard's loose leaf tea which is available here through Amazon!

This blend '1886' was named after the year when Whittard of Chelsea was founded. It was a booming tea year! That year, Indian tea exports overtook Chinese tea exports. This blend therefore features both Assam and Keemun teas reflecting the tastes of the time after which it is named.

My Whittard of Chelsea Coffee Mug - Features the Queen & Buckingham Palace in some of my favorite colors.

Sorry, this mug is NOT available at Amazon nor on eBay. It is mine.

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"Discreet as an old teacup." - Melvin Maddocks

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

What Is Your Favorite Coffee Cup? Are You Very Attached To It?

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks for sharing your favorite mugs with us!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have two favourite mugs but they are not of that brand. One has Barcelona on it and the other a very simple pink flower.

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Sorry to hear about your mug. I use mine the way you use yours and would hate to break it. If you really would like to replace your Whittard mug, I'd suggest setting up a Saved Search on eBay for 'Big Ben Bus Whittards mug' -- without the quote marks. Then eBay will notifiy you when/if one becomes available. I have seen my mug available on eBay so it is possible that yours will turn up...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I too have a favorite whittard mug! Mine has a big red bus and big Ben on it. I bought it at whittards when I lived in England. I have used it every day, afternoon and night while I lived there and for the past nine years. I'm sad to say I broke it today washing it. I'm devastated. I searched and can find it nowhere. I guess it's time to say goodbye to an old friend!

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I have two favorite mugs. The first one is a cat mug a friend gave me fifteen years ago. It has a three D cat on it with the tail as the handle. The other is a Tim Horton's mug my husband got as a gift from a student, it is fairly large and thick and keeps my tea hot forever -- ok not forever but much longer than a regular mug.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Love your mugs, I have a couple of mugs... which are part of the family!Great lens thanks

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Fun designs and loved your touches of humor on here. My [Dishes&Dinnerware] Angel Blessing today is SWAH and featured on http://www.squidoo.com/my-angel-wings

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      I've never had a Whittards coffee cup. If I did I'd probably break it 'cause all my favorites seem to get broken. Lovely lens as always. Blessed and featured on An Angel In The Kitchen.

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      thesuccess2 7 years ago

      We have Whittard of Chelsea mugs and soup/cereal bowls they certainly add pleasure to drinking your beverage. They made our other mugs look really dull.

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Great lens. My local Whittard shop which was just half away from my home in west London closed down about a year ago which was a shame. I used to buy most of my coffee and tea from there.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      :) they ARE cute :)

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      your lenses are always darling!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very cute!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have a "Tim Hortons" coffee mug that I love - it holds a lot of coffee :)

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      Brilliant. I love those teapots. When I lived in England I used to go to the Whittards shop close to where I worked. Perhaps I need to buy some for my home now. Blessed

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      Your mug is adorable. I can see why you love it so much. I have a pretty little mug done in delicate pink, white and blue. It has a mama bunnies and three baby bunnies around the bottom and a baby bunny inside the rim. I've had it so long I don't even remember when I got it but that is MY mug!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      I remember my dad had a favorite mug and I thought that was ridiculous! And now, I am just as connected to my favorite mug! lol

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Awesome lens... I have a morning coffee mug and an evening one... one is a starbucks mug with words on it like love, joy, peace. ect. and the other has a floral design that I like!

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Beautiful mug!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      I prefer to drink my coffee from a tea cup....LOL It makes it easier to do light and sweet without looking like I'm dumping the whole sugar bowl into a mug.

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      Nan 8 years ago from London, UK

      Well, technically it isn't a coffee mug since I don't drink coffee, but... my fave is a large green mug that holds 2 cups of tea.

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My favorite is shaped very similar to yours. It's actually a Christmas mug, but I love the way it fits my hands and I use it year 'round. I do love yours, Brenda! I love the colors and the pattern, too. I can understand why you want a second on hand, just in case. I hope you find it and I hope you find a teapot to match! (Fabulous lens!)

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      Sarah 8 years ago from Minnesota

      My favorite coffee cup is a handmade face mug.I love that the size is perfect for me, and the ugly green face makes me smile.My husband has a blue one that's sized just right for him, and I think he loves it about as much as mine.It was definitely a splurge, but since it makes me smile the first thing in the morning every time I see it, it's definitely worth it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      How clever!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      cool lens :-)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have a favorite coffee mug but I don't drink coffee. Tea on occasion. It has a little mouse holding balloons. I've had it a really long time! Very nice lens and coffee mug!