This unique sale beautifully portrays the art of tea and coffee drinking with porcelain, silver, metalware and furniture pieces. Lots featured are from Asia, Britain, Europe and America. The sale highlights how tea-drinking has changed over the years from country to country. Early European coffee tables are thought to have been based on the low tables used in Ottoman tea gardens, whilst version that came later were low in order not to obstruct view of the television.

Here are the lots which has Barnebys gasping for a brew!

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 19.54.46 19th century teacup and saucer decorated with Chinoiserie-style birds and flowers, made by the renowned Meissen porcelain factory.

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 19.56.06 Asprey & Co. Edwardian traveling tea-making case


Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 19.53.59 Jugundstil brass plated, glass and cane tea set by German tableware manufacturer WMF, specially commissioned as a wedding gift at the beginning of the 20th century.

Check out the rest of the sale here.