Tea for two?

When the bubbly is starting to feel bland, and the sandwiches a little same-y, it’s time to mix up your afternoon tea service a little!

There’s no finer way to spend an afternoon with loved ones than over tasty nibbles, a cuppa and a glass or two of your favourite drink. However with so many establishments offering this modern classic these days it can be challenging to stand out from the crowd.

When creating the perfect afternoon tea, you don’t need to follow rules. Branch out from the bubbly, tea, sandwiches and scones! Throw in a beer paddle, a G&Teapot, or a long island iced tea!

Our all new range of elegant Maxwell and Williams Teas and C’s crockery is perfect for modern and traditional tea services alike. So regardless of whether you’re switching the prosecco for a pint or the darjeeling for a gin, this tea set will keep the traditional glamour of the experience alive!

Contessa 1 Litre Teapot with Infuser – Rose


At 1 litre capacity, this is the ideal G&Teapot for an alternative afternoon tea service. Featuring an infuser you can also brew the finest loose leaf teas.

Contessa 2 Tier Cake Stand – Rose


Whether you’re serving up cupcakes, pork pies or canapés this elegant rose cakestand will add a touch of class to your tea service.

Contessa 200ml Footed Cup and Saucer – Rose


The Maxwell and Williams cup and saucer are perfect afternoon tea essentials.

Contessa Rimmed Plate 19.5cm – Rose


Keep the crumbs in hand with this striking rose rimmed plate. 

Contessa 30cm Cake Stand – Rose


Even the simplest Victoria sponge will ooze luxury atop this magnificent Contessa cake stand. 

Afternoon Inspiration: Gin-fusion

Why not switch out the afternoon tea prosecco in favour of a refreshing gin-fusion prepared in the striking Contessa Teapot? Make a teapot of Gin cocktail and sip your G&T in the gorgeous Contessa teacups. Serve alongside gin inspired sweet treats and cucumber sandwiches.

Contessa 30cm Cake Stand – White


Showcase your bakes with the beautiful Contessa cake stand.

Contessa Sugar and Creamer Set – Rose


Complete the service with a dash of milk and a spoonful of sugar out of the beautiful sugar and creamer set.

Contessa 1 Litre Teapot with Infuser – White


No afternoon tea is complete without a teapot. Fill this one up with long island iced or a classic earl grey. 

Go off piste with a beer paddle:

If you really want to switch up your afternoon tea, try an entirely different kind of brew. Replace the tea with a selection of craft beers and serve alongside delectable treats such as pork pies, scotch eggs and Guinness brownies.

Contessa 2 Tier Cake Stand – White


Mix and match Maxwell and Williams elegant colourways for a rustic  look in your afternoon tea service.

Contessa 200ml Footed Cup and Saucer – White


No afternoon tea is complete without the golden elixir itself and where better to drink it from that this fine cup and saucer?

Contessa Rimmed Plate 19.5cm – White


This white rimmed plate is perfect for simple sandwiches and extravagant bakes alike.