Our internet is still down so I wrote this post on an iPhone with a broken screen – I apologise in advance for an typos I’ve missed.
Over the past twelve months I’ve acquired a lovely collection of teapots from friends and family. I don’t use them all the time – too much fuss and mess when I’m rushing around in the morning, but if we have guests over or I’m about to settle down in the bay window with a book – a pot of tea is a must, and I have three lovely teapots to choose from.
There’s something oh so elegant about tea from a pot. It’s also very welcoming, I think, laying out a pot, cups, milk and sugar for people to make up as they please. I usually team them up with my china Cath Kidston mugs, perfect vessels for a perfect cuppa. What’s more, tea from a pot tastes right – I wish I had more time to make all tea this way – but when I’m rushing, a mug-made brew will have to do.
Let me introduce you to the teapots, I’ll start from the front. The little teapot is perfect for a Toot sized tea. It has a mesh top for lose tea and fits in a cup and a half. Believe it or not, it was a secret santa gift from someone who knows me oh-so well. I love Japanese style tea wear – I used it straight away.
The middle teapot was the first teapot we welcomed into the family. We acquired it from Dan’s Mum when we first moved in together. It’s quite old but I’m not sure how old – it had pride of place in our kitchen until the teapot of all teapots came along – I still love it thought.
This is my most favourite teapot. My boss/friend bought it me for Christmas, fully aware of how much I wanted one of these. It’s brilliant for an after dinner pot of tea. It holds six cups and pours beautifully. If I was a teapot, I would be this. Designed and made by PiP Studio, I couldn’t have had a better Christmas present. It now sits in the living room on top of our piano, ready to use when people come round.
Tell me about your favourite teapot!
Hayley Jayne xx