Style and elegance await when you buy a Tea Caddy Spoon. This small yet fashionable item harks back to a bygone era of Victorian-esque class and sophistication, an accessory that once showcased one’s wealth. Nowadays, of course, it is, quite simply, a useful tool. Choose between a traditional Tea Caddy Spoon made from metal or modern varieties that are as colourful as they are practical.
Short-handled Loose Tea Caddy Spoons first appeared in Britain during the late 18th century, coinciding with the rise of English adoration for Tea. The last years of the Georgian era saw many such spoons designed to mimic a scallop shell. More elaborate design motifs emerged throughout the following decades, often depicting birds and flowers with handles made out of bone or mother of pearl.
Silversmiths and goldsmiths eventually began producing their own versions of the utensil by the 19th century, including those shaped like acorns, fish, shovels, thistles and even jockey straps! However, by the 20th century, their popularity had decreased significantly. It is only now that they’re becoming popular once more, allowing Loose Tea lovers to make a cuppa with ease and convenience.
Traditionalists will likely want to buy our ornate Tea Caddy Spoon, beautifully decorated with a ship, palm tree and guiding star. Those who consider themselves more modern might instead prefer our equally stylish yet somewhat more simple Teapot Design Caddy Spoon. Finally, colourful individuals could choose our Selection of 3 Tea Caddy Spoons, one in yellow, one in green and one in red.