If Teapots Could Talk…

Awhile back I wrote about if your teapot could talk, what kind of things it would say (actually, having several teapots, it turned into quite a chatter session). Since then, I expanded my wonderings into the imaginary “minds” of teapots and what commentaries they would make on their lives as teapots. So, here goes. First …

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Some Tea Décor Items for Your Home

Teapots and teacups aren’t just for steeping tea and drinking it anymore. These days, they serve as garden décor and bird feeders (as seen in this article), but they are also seen as décor items around the house. You can add that certain tea time touch to your house with some of the items I …

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The Ups and Downs of Plunger Teapots

Plunger teapots have been around for a few years and have certainly gained their share of fans out there in the tea world. They are modeled similar to the ones used for coffee. These teapots also have a downside, though, that can get overlooked. That’s why I’m here to show you both the ups and …

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Teapot Styles — Electric

You read that right: electric teapots. Sure there are tons of electric kettles, but electric teapots are a little less well-known. Apparently, they were the rage at one time but are now found on ebay.com and in consignment shops — which is where I found mine just recently. I named him “Ed.” When you search …

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If Your Teapot Could Talk…

I’ve been exploring some of the many teapot styles available to all us tea lovers out there and got a comment back about a treasured teapot in which many a fine cuppa had been steeped and if only that teapot could talk. Well, that, of course, sets the mind to wondering: if your teapot could …

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Why Is That Cream Pitcher So Big?

As a fan and long-time buyer of Joni Miller’s The Collectible Teapot Calendar, I have seen some amazing tea photos. In several of them, such as April 2013, the cream pitcher was almost as large as the teapot. Gee, why would the cream pitcher be that big? Time to delve into the history of tea. …

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Yixing – The One and Only or Just Another Teapot?

Imagine you just recently entered the world of tea, you have already managed to collect quite an assortment of black, green, Oolong, and even white, and yellow teas, you have only started digging a little deeper into the old Chinese tea tradition, and now, you’ve learnt that what you need to prepare your tea the …

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Teapots, Dutch Style

Unsurprisingly for a blog devoted to tea, this one has seen numerous articles on teapots. Whether about yixing, places to pick up a pot, or the merits of different styles, the articles are out there. There’s even one on Amsterdam teapots. However, on a recent visit to the Rijksmuseum, I came face to face with …

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“Does This Teapot Make Me Look Fat?”

Ever wonder how many marriages were broken up by one spouse giving the wrong answer to the other spouse asking “Does this [insert clothing item here] make me look fat?” (Usually, this is a woman asking a man, but you never know…) Well, imagine being asked “Does this teapot make me look fat?” What could …

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Do You Really Need to Clean Tea Stains Out of Your Teapots?

A lot of fuss gets made about cleaning teapots and other teawares. But this thought has recently come to mind: do you really need to clean tea stains out of your teapots? So often we go along being told that we need to do this or that or whatever, and we do it. Every now …

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