Electric Kettles

For quite some time now, tea drinkers have been able to purchase electric kettles and boil their water using electricity, saving on their gas bills. Electric tea kettles have added extra convenience to the tea drinker’s life, adding space on the range top (or stove). The advantage to an electric kettle is that it helps …

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Teapot History: Debuting Our Favorite Brown Betty

How do you serve your tea? Do you simply brew a cup? Or do you serve from a teapot? Whether it is for two people or six, teapots have been around for centuries. Teapots come in many forms, sizes, and are made in several materials like ceramic, metal, silver, or even glass. The earliest teapots …

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Care and Feeding of the Brown Betty – Part 2

In the beginning, there was a teapot. It arrived with the familiar sticker on the side and the lid taped to the pot. I had received a few messages asking what to do before you ever enjoy tea in a Brown Betty. Our site explains the clay, from whence the pot hails, and how to …

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The Many Ways to Use a Pudding Bowl

’Tis the season for those yummy holiday puddings – the British kind, that is. So out come the pudding bowls from the cupboard along with all the ingredients to make the perfect British-style pudding. But that’s not the only way these bowls can be used. Their size, shape, and even appearance makes them perfect for …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 24

I've run across a lot of tea gadgets over the years, but I'd like to think that I haven't become jaded just yet. This theory was confirmed recently when I saw an article about a rather unique gizmo. It's a chocolate teapot. To clarify exactly what that means, it's a teapot that's actually made of …

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How to Build Your Own Teamaker

Teamakers are becoming rather common these days, and there are some models that are quite elaborate, automating nearly every step of the teamaking process and then taking the dog for a walk when they're finished. I've used a number of these gizmos over the years, and they're quite fine, but I always seem to find …

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The Teapot Tree…Real or…?

Is the teapot tree real? Or is it a myth, a legend, a figment of some moonshiner’s imagination? Time to go on the hunt and find out. Years ago the most beautiful and youthful Elizabeth Taylor starred opposite the very youthful Montgomery Clift in a movie called Raintree County. It’s a Civil War era romance/tragedy, …

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Nature and Your Teapot – Looking Too Much Alike?

Various items in nature – plants, birds, fish, animals, insects, mountains, and so on – have been inspirations for artists and craftsmen for years. Sometimes, though, it seems that the resemblance is a little too uncanny! Thus it was the day we found a whole, intact cicada shell (the exoskeleton that he had wriggled his …

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7 Dishware Patterns for the Perfect Autumn Tea Table

I love Autumn. The cooler temperatures that bring relief after Summer’s heat. The lower humidity level that makes that cooler air seem refreshing. And the colors. Especially the colors. So why not bring that indoors to your Autumn tea table? One great way is with a dishware pattern. There are tons to choose from, but …

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