Teatime is more than a refreshing break, it's actually a social gathering. Friends and associates gather at tea time to relax for a tasty cuppa and some good company. Stereotypically, residents of England are viewed predominantly as tea drinkers. Every proper British teatime celebration requires certain items and accessories. Of course, a teapot is an absolute necessity. Silver teapots are usually chosen for formal affairs, while pretty china teapots are used for intimate gatherings and casual teatime parties. Teatime is a wonderful way to enjoy the company of friends while sipping a favorite blend, any time at all.