How the tea towel got its name: 

It originates from Victorian Era England where the traditions of serving tea in the social setting took off.  See   "Downton Abby for details"  The finest china required a towel of distinctive qualities to make the service presentable. The tea towel of the modern era is typically linen or cotton. What it is not, is terry cloth, that is a kitchen towel or hand towel. If you want your fine glasses and china ready to serve, you want a towel that will wipe them clean without leaving any streaks or marks. You want the TEA TOWEL.

What to do with a tea towel:

  • wipe surfaces
  • wipe hands
  • as an apron
  • use beneath the cutting board or bowls to keep them in place
  • a pad or trivet 
  • cover bread for proofing
  • polish glasses
  • lettuce crisper
  • keep baked goods cozy and warm before serving
  • as the serviette or napkin at the table
  • makes a great bandana 
  • attach clips and make a little kitchen curtain 
  • whatever you want it to be 

A few more creative uses you might not have thought of:

  • replace your gift wrapping paper  
  • hang the tea towel as a piece of art that it is
  • bake a pie presented in a tea towel drawing the corners up to make a handle
  • wrap a bottle of wine for the host 


  • use as cushioning for other gift items you might be shipping or mailing
  • shipped on their own, they are non-breakable, light-weight and can lay flat in an envelope to save on shipping costs
  • drop into your suitcase for gift giving at your destination 
  • available in a multitude of colours and patterns to suit any decor or taste 

 You can find your new favourite tea towel here 





1 comment

  • Love these tea towels. Excellent quality. They make great gifts.

    Heather Bingham

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