Tea Towels

Tartan Tea Towels

There are two kinds of people: those who like their kitchen products to be plain and those who enjoy adding a touch of quirkiness to their kitchen design. These tartan tea towels are for the latter – the zany folk who want to add a bit of Scottish fun to kitchen time.

Our tartan tea towels are not just another kitchen product, they were designed to be fun too.

A Scottish Tea Towel Your Guests Will Love

They’re great for everyday tasks like wiping up crumbs from cookies and drying dishes. But they are also the perfect finishing touch for your annual dinner party.

Pair it with a striking table runner or set of tartan napkins and your shindig is guaranteed to leave your guests talking about it for years to come. They also make excellent gifts for that proud Scot in your life or as souvenirs for friends and family members living abroad.

What is a Tea Towel Exactly?

Tea towels have a surprisingly long history that dates back to the 18th century.

During this time, they were largely used for drying fine china and delicate tea sets and insulating teapots at tea ceremonies, hence the name.

They were also used for practising embroidery. People often gifted friends and family towels with embroidered flowers and other designs.

From Plain to Peculiar

Tea towels started as plain pieces of cloth but have evolved over the years and become more decorative. By the 19th and 20th centuries, striped and check towels were all the rage.

Today, designs have more colour and are much more engaging – like our Scottish Words tea towel or Map of Scotland tea towel.

What Are Tea Towels Used For?

Whether you need to dust away crumbs from cookies, dry dishes, or polish your beloved fine china tea set, a cotton tea towel is an important product to have in your kitchen arsenal.

More Than Just a Drying Cloth

They are versatile and designed with superior fabric that absorbs moisture well and doesn’t scratch thanks to its non-abrasive material.

There are many ways to use them, but drying dishes, hands, and surfaces are the most common. Tea towels can also be used to handle hot cookware and clean spills.

Get Creative with Towel Origami

Don’t let their functionality fool you – tea towels are fun too.

Towels can be folded into cute shapes that add a whimsical touch to hotel rooms and tableware in restaurants. Towel swans are the most popular.

What is the Difference Between a Tea Towel and Dish Towel?

By definition, tea towels are made of cotton or linen. Dish towels, on the other hand, can also be made of terry cloth. If it is made of terry cloth it is not a tea towel.

Both types of towels are about the size of a hand towel.

Their size ranges from 40cm x 71cm to 46cm x 76cm.

Why is Cotton Better?

Cotton is tightly woven which makes it super absorbent and less likely to leave behind lint. It is also heat-tolerant and extremely durable, which offers better protection for your hands when handling hot cookware and that is guaranteed to last even with rigorous everyday use.

Delivery information

We take the utmost care to ensure the fast and efficient delivery of all products ordered on the Tartan Tweeds website. We use a trusted delivery service that handles all orders with care and is committed to offering excellent service and short delivery times.

Your order will be processed as soon as we receive payment confirmation. Please allow for up to 7 working days for delivery following the dispatch of your order.

Orders will be processed and delivery will happen no later than 30 days after your order is placed.

In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your delivery, please get in touch with us through our website or by calling 0141 647 7884 (9:00am – 5:00pm).

We deliver throughout the United Kingdom.

Scottish Tea Towels UK

Tartan Tweeds take pride in offering products made with premium materials and ensuring the timeous delivery of all items ordered on our website. It is this commitment to customer service excellence that has made us a trusted purveyor of tartan wares in the UK.

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Whether you’re looking for tartan gifts, Harris Tweed caps, or tartan cushions, Tartan Tweeds is the go-to for all your Scottish themed products.