When we went down for breakfast we faced the following gadget wrapped around the tea pot:What a charming and quaint addition to every day life: the tea cozy It struck me as unusual from the way we use or see back home. I love the warm, protective, wrapped up tea pot cover that appeared on our table every morning.
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I can’t believe that I haven’t been using my tea cosy ! Am off to find it now.. thank you so much for such a delicious reminder !!!
I hope it lends a new enjoyment of you tea to you!
Gosh, I haven’t seen a tea cosy in use for a while. My Grandma used to use one. I like ’em.
I do too; they add a bit of interest and charm to an ordinary tea pot.
Well isn’t that better than the cold, metallic thermos. Nice.
Oh, just your description of a cold metallic anything gives me the chills off this snowy winter day. The tea cozy is so welcoming, warm and wonderful.
That is good to see – The tea cozy brings back memories
WARM memories, I presume~!
🙂 Actually, I don’t like tea – but there was always a pot on the go at home – before tea bags
Even though you don’t like tea, there’s a warm spot in your heart for warm teapots. And a warm teapot with a tea cozy on top is every so lovelier.
☺️ right back at you!
This one is charming! I have never used one…and I have no idea why. I guess it was never particularly introduced in my upbringing, but I’m thinking how much my granddaughters would love this. I’m so glad you shared. Maybe I’ll find a cute one somewhere!
A shop specializing in tea might be a good place to look, or perhaps google “tea cozies.” I think your grandmother would be delighted with the gift.
Great idea; it’s probably one of the few articles you could think of that they don’t already
A shop devoted to tea and its accessories would be a good place to start, or google “tea cozies.” Good Luck.
I use a tea cozy I bought in London years ago when we lived there. Enjoy your visit. One of my favorite places.
Especially since you love the theater…
We don’t drink much hot tea on the Gulf. If we did, the cosy would be swell.
It would be a great addition IF you drank tea.
Tea cozies are an essential part of properly brewed tea. Also the milk goes in the cup, then you pour the hot tea into it. Sugar is optional and is added after the tea is poured.
Why Andrew, I had no idea that you were such a tea expert!
I have many hidden talents.
That order would spoil it for me. The rules I abide by for the perfect cup are first that the teapot must be pre-heated by swirling some of the about-to-boil water in it, then the tea should be added and the water poured in while actually boiling. Then the lid is closed and the tea cosy is applied.
Bitter feuds arise from whether the teapot should be stirred, swirled, or left strictly alone at this point. Pre-heated cups can also feature. Tea on milk or milk in tea is another source of furious dispute.
I’ve tried to avoid the teapot swirling debate. That can be a very heated conversation.
Indeed; one can very easily burn fingers on that topic and remarks tend to be scalding.
This tis getting to sound as vitriolic as the dispute between the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Just wait till we get to the “tea bag” vs. “loose tea” argument… 😉
Cozy and…it suits that pot to a tee!
It was supposed to be an owl!
Hope you stay cosy warm too!
Thanks for the good thought, and Thank you for not reminding me about the beautiful, sunny and warm weather in Florida!
Ah, the tea cozy. I little bit of charm from yester-year.
We do need to get back to those little things in life….a bit of whimsy for tea and smiles. 😊