If you’re going to spend the big bucks on a teapot, you damn well better have a plan for keeping that teapot cozy.
Perhaps you wish to declare your love of tea in a most blatant way. In this case, it would also be most helpful if you lived in the UK, as otherwise you’d have to wait quite a while for shipping. Oh, and this would cost you a billion dollars because the U.S. dollar is like confederate money, except you can’t even use it to buy dollar-sized pieces of gingerbread.
Perhaps you live in the UK and want a less traditional tea cozy, perhaps one that looks Scandinavian, to match your IKEA Billy bookcases. (I assume you have those. If not, I’m sorry. They’re attractive but functional and reasonably priced, and they don’t have a ridiculous name like Lekscrünk or Slimar.)
You may want something that keeps your tea cozy while you pour, and you’d also like your teapot to look like it shops at J. Crew, in which case this little number could be right up your alley.
Next week: Salt shakers galore! I know, I know, please try to restrain your excitment until next week.
I love tea cozies! My thinking is that if you’ve plunked down a pile of coin for a good teapot & taken the time to make decent (looseleaf) tea in it, it’s practically criminal to let it turn into lukewarm paint thinner by not using a cozy.
I got one last year at the Toronto Christmas craft show from a woman from Saltspring Island, BC (plus a matching Bodum wrap, whee!). Some of her fabrics are atrociously kitsch, but some are quite nice – horribly kitschy crap is verboten in my house. Her cozies run from $25-$30 USD, plus shipping. The version I bought is like a padded string-tie bag with slits for the spout & handle, so you can conveniently pour with it when it’s on. http://tinyurl.com/yah9kwn
Yeah. We have numerous teapots and many, many varieties of loose tea, but . . . no cozies. And our house is really cold. Someone’s going to report us for teapot neglect.
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