Let­ter of the week Don’t for­get the teacup

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

WHAT a rapid as­cen­dancy up the so­cial lad­der the ubiq­ui­tous mug has had, from its lowly be­gin­nings to ap­pear­ing as the sub­ject of a fea­ture ar­ti­cle in this mag­a­zine (‘A mug’s game’, Novem­ber 23). Spare a thought for the dainty china teacup and saucer, once the har­mo­nious and el­e­gant teatime favourite, now lan­guish­ing in char­ity and junk shops. As for the sil­ver tea ser­vice, enough said. Per­haps it’s time for them both to be taken from the back of the cup­board and given a shine? Teatime at 4pm for me would not be the same if I drank out of a mug the size of a tankard—the steam­ing sec­ond cup has much more ap­peal than quaffing cold dregs. Ge­orge Ver­non, by email

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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