Best teacup and saucer set 2024 - an expert's top picks

The best teacup and saucer set is invaluable. Whether you're looking for single, stand-out pieces or simple sets, I've found the best on the market.

Best teacup and saucer set: a cream teacup and saucer on a wooden surface
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The best teacup and saucer sets are often reserved for special occasions: when friends come round for coffee or you're taking some time to relax. However, I think we should all be using them more often than that.

There's something special about sitting your cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in a saucer, especially with a cookie balanced at the side. It makes your drink feel like self care and it is one of many coffee bar essentials.

There's a great culture around teacups and saucers and there has been for years. They're collector's items and people aren't stopping with their latest and greatest designs. 

I've used and researched the best on the market. From glass to stainless steel and porcelain, I have my favorites. They'll keep your drink warm, whilst being sturdy and easy to hold. It helps that they're gorgeous too.

Best teacup and saucer set 2024

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Should I buy teacups and saucers in sets?

I like to have a uniform set of teacups and saucers. They're easy to store, stack, and use, plus there's no competing over who has the best teacup. However, plenty of people like a more eclectic set, each teacup and saucer telling a story. There's no right or wrong choice. 

What is the best mug for tea?

Porcelain and bone china make excellent teacups, because they are delicate, non-porous, and non-reactive. These can be fragile and don't always insulate as well as others, but they're the best.

What size should my teacup be?

Between 6 and 8 oz. It depends on how large you like your brews, but the average cup is around 7 oz.

What is the best mug for coffee?

Ceramic, porcelain, and glass are the best options, because they aren't as porous. Coffee oils can be strong and stubborn, so stay away from porous or unglazed ceramics.

Final Thoughts

A teacup and saucer on a pale pink surface

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It might seem like there's some sort of magic in your café coffee or cup of tea, but really, I think it's the teacup and saucer experience. Holding a sturdy and yet elegant mug can change the way you perceive your coffee. In a delicate, elegant, or well-insulated teacup, you'll enjoy your drink much more. Whether you're after some cozy fika time or you want to host a welcoming coffee morning, this is the place to start.

How We Test

teacup and kettle on a wooden countertop

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Before we recommend any product, we like to test them ourselves. However, in the case of teacups and saucers, we couldn't. In absence of our physical tests, I have read hundreds of reviews, establishing an idea of what these teacups are like to use. I read reviews of people who had used these teacups for years, so you can rest assured: I know my stuff. If you're keen to find out more, we have a dedicated page for how we test all of our products.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.