Price & Kensington Teapots and More

Price & Kensington Teapots and More

Dating back to 1896, Price & Kensington teapots have been a British favourite for over 100 years. With an illustrious pottery heritage, Price & Kensington are renowned for their iconic teapots and distinctive designs.

Price & Kensington Teapots

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Price & Kensington MugsThe Price & Kensington story dates back to 1896 when the Price brothers began manufacturing earthenware in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. The brothers quickly became known for their distinctive designs and enjoyed rapid success under the trade name Price Bros Ltd.

The Price brothers developed strong bonds with Kensington Potteries, who specialised in making teapots, and the two companies merged in 1962 to become Price & Kensington.

To this day, Price & Kensington continues to thrive under family ownership. Price & Kensington teapots remain at the heart of their product range whilst cups, mugs and saucers complete the collection.

In recent years, Price and Kensington have embraced vibrant colours to merge with their traditional designs. The classic White Price & Kensington Teapot is a key member of the collection, but is also now joined by other colours including red, green, blue, orange and purple which are sure to bring pizzazz and flair to the tabletop.

These traditional British teapots are stylish, practical and offer great value. Stephensons stock 2 Cup Price & Kensington Teapots alongside the larger 6 Cup Price & Kensington Teapots. A 10 Cup White Price & Kensington Teapot is also available for serving larger parties.

As well as teapots, Price & Kensington Mugs, Espresso Cups and Cappuccino Cups are great for expressing the colourful personality of your establishment.

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Stephensons to showcase its on-trend cafe wares at next week’s Caffé Culture Show

As mentioned previously, Stephensons Catering Equipment Suppliers will be debuting at this year’s Caffé Culture Show next Wednesday and Thursday (15th & 16th May) at London’s Olympia. With less than a week to go, all the team are busy preparing!

We are sharing stand F6 at the show with Metcalfe Catering Equipment, one of the premier manufacturers and suppliers of commercial food preparation equipment in the UK.

We will be bringing some of the latest product trends to London for the Caffé Culture Show including Duralex, Steelite and Dudson coffee cups and saucers, and Elia buffetware, perfect for creating a memorable visual experience for customers.

For those looking to keep up-to-date with the latest presentation trends and wanting to move away from traditional white tableware, we will also be showcasing Churchill’s vintage print high tea range and Steelite Craft, a rustic range. On display will also be the new Dudson Evolution Granite range, perfect if you want your establishment to replicate this season’s colour of choice, grey.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For further information visit the Caffé Culture Show website.

Davenports wins Tea Guild’s Top Place Award 2013

Davenports wins Tea Guild’s Top Place Award 2013

We are delighted to share news that a customer of ours, Davenports Tea Room in Northwich, Cheshire, has beaten off competition from two of the UK’s top hotels to win the Tea Guild’s Top Place Award – as seen on Caterer & Hotelkeeper.

Specifically, it was Davenports secret-recipe scones (pronounced as you wish), warm environment, friendly staff and Alice in Wonderland theme that won the judges over.

Already well known for its annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, here’s hoping this outstanding industry recognition will boost Davenports’ profile even further!

Are you interested in creating your own magical afternoon tea experience? Take a look at our latest Vintage Prints range and cake stands.

The legend of the Blue Willow

The legend of the Blue Willow

The trend for vintage chic is still very much alive. Adding a few items of charming pottery to your crockery collection can help to create a memorable visual experience for your customers.

Perfect for mixing and matching to create a unique assortment of plates, bowls, cups and saucers, vintage pieces work a treat with the current resurgence of afternoon high tea.

Perhaps the most recognisable and enduring china print is that of the inimitable Blue Willow collection. Designed by Thomas Minton in 1790 and representative of an era when life was simpler, the Blue Willow pattern depicts romantic fables of ancient Chinese culture.

Still as distinctive as ever and sure to catch the eye or spark a conversation at your establishment, Stephensons stocks a delightful range of Blue Willow crockery from Churchill China, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality ceramic.

Take a look at the range here or on page 78 of our 2012 catalogue

The Perfect after Dinner Coffee

Picture the scene…. you’ve just finished a lovely meal and a fantastic bottle of wine and now it’s time to bring out the coffee.

After dinner coffee is the perfect end to any meal, as the stimulating property of heat that coffee has is a beneficial digesting agent that allows the body to breakdown food. Coffee is the last impression that you can make on your customers, so be sure to serve it right.

Below we have provided our top tips on the perfect after dinner coffee:

  • Once your customers have finished their desserts, take this opportunity to describe the different coffees on the menu and how each is made, highlighting the variety available to them
  • Remind guests that coffee liqueur is also an option, as this can often be forgotten
  • Remember coffee is served on the right side of the guest and the teaspoon is placed on the right side of the cup
  • Present sugar in a sugar bowl, and be sure to serve sugar cubes with sugar tongs. Provide an assortment of white, brown and cane sugar
  • Offer your customers either cream or milk, and be sure to serve these in a milk jug, either a stainless steel milk jug or a china milk jug
  • Remember to offer a second cup of coffee to your customers and if an espresso is ordered, always offer to make it a double

The art of the English cream tea

Each of the counties that make up the West Country in Southern England lay fervent claim to being the official ‘home of cream tea’. Quintessentially British, the scrumptious combination of tea served with clotted cream, scones and jam is a centuries-old treat that remains a true favourite with natives and visitors alike.

Strawberry or raspberry jam, buttered scone or plain scone, there are a variety of cream teas. Regardless of your preference, there are a few steps you should take to stay true to tradition and ensure you satisfy even the sweetest tooth:

– Afternoon tea is typically enjoyed between 3-4pm to satisfy the gap between lunch and dinner. Whatever time you serve cream tea, consider reserving a quiet, pleasant area in which to serve.

– With a whole host of establishments offering traditional afternoon cream, from cafes to restaurants, bars and hotels, competition is rife, so be sure to pay attention to even the smallest of details. Well presented staff and warm hospitality are all part of the experience.

– Use of quaint tiered cake displays and delicate fine china cups and saucers help to evoke the taste and tradition of the West Country.

– A good tea is essential to producing the perfect cream tea. The world renowned loose leaf black teas of Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon are all worthy choices – just be sure not to take the easy route and use a teabag!