Too Steep?

The preparation of a fine cup of tea is a process that relies on a large number of variables. But you could safely narrow these down to the four most important. Paramount among these is the quality of the tea. If you start with bad or lackluster tea, you can hardly expect to wind up …

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Replacing Your Irreplaceable Teawares

People who have read some articles on this blog about Shelley, Wedgwood, Sadler, Byrd Pottery, Louisville Stoneware, Poplar Ridge, Hemisphere, Amsterdam, and other teapots, teacups, etc., have asked about how to value their pieces and how to find replacements. While valuing pieces is a very tricky business and best handled by those devoted to it, …

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