I love to collect tea accoutrements. All the dainty pieces serve a purpose and also are pretty to look at during teatime. The mote spoon is an elegant accessory to use while serving tea. The spoon end is pierced to skim stray tea leaves from the cup. The pointed end is used to stick into the spout of the teapot to scoop out tea leaves. With its long handle, it is also a convenient utensil to stir the loose tea after the hot water has been added.
In this photo the silver tea strainer is placed on top of the tea cup to catch the stray tea leaves while pouring the tea.
If there are any stray leaves in the teacup after straining the tea, the mote spoon can be used. The silver mote spoon is placed on a teaspoon rest after each use.
The mote spoon is from the Victorian and Edwardian era and a must-have teatime accoutrement.
"But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea."
~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
I love starting my morning with a good pot of tea...planning my outfit, writing my to-do list, and relaxing. Thank you for visiting with me today.
Miss Janice, you continue to educate us all in the finer points of making and serving tea. Your tea sets and silver are just beautiful. I love the way you start your morning. It's good to be relaxed and prepared before beginning a new day.
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