One of the most essential and versatile items in any kitchen or food preparation environment is the tea towel. Tea towels originate from using cloths to wrap around teapots, to aid in keeping them warm for tea ceremonies back in 18th century England. Cementing itself as an iconic must have in all everyday British kitchens, in today's kitchen these tea towels are mainly used for washing and drying dishes after mealtimes, but don't undermine the practicality of the kitchen towel as they are ideal for covering hot food and homemade bakes, polishing glassware and cutlery, and even mopping up a spillage or two.
Not only are these kitchen hand towels completely practical, but they can add a touch of style to any kitchen. Mix or match with other kitchen textiles such as oven gloves and aprons to introduce a pop of colour and personality into everyday chores. Choose from any of our funky tea towels featuring an array of floral, traditional stripes, wildlife, and other animals. We stock a wide range of colours from green or pink tea towels to blue or grey tea towels. These are among the most popular colour choices, but whatever your colour preference, personality or home styles are, you'll find the perfect kitchen towel or tea towel set here. Just make sure you showcase your kitchen's textiles off by using a tea towel holder or kitchen towel rail.
Which are the best tea towels for you? Soft and absorbent cotton tea towels are ideal for durability and easy cleaning, making washing and drying a quick and simple chore whilst still being the go-to for tackling big messes. Linen tea towels are extremely absorbent, can withstand an action like rubbing and are easily washable as their drying performance improves with use. These linen tea towels are a great choice for polishing glassware and cutlery. Lightweight waffle tea towels have an innovative design to absorb water quickly and efficiently but provide effective air flow meaning they can dry faster.