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Time for tea, if I had a teapot

July 1st, 2013 · No Comments · British favourites, Foodie gifts

I keep forgetting that I need to replace the glass in my Bodum teapot, which I really liked until had a silly accident with the glass bit.  But it doesn’t hurt to have a quick look to see if there are any lovely alternatives does it?

 

Bellevue Stump Teapot

 

I’ve written before about how much I love Bellevue Tea, and it’s no surprise that on the site there’s not only the fabulous tea but a collection of suitably lovely things to prepare it in. If I didn’t fancy glass again, then I really like the Stump teapot. Perfect inbuilt filter for brewing fine loose leaf tea, but equally happy to have a teabag slung in.

 

Gin Teapot

 

Oh, ok, I know the trendies are really serving gin in this teapot, but I’d put it on the table with real tea in it, and let the neighbours talk! I guess it could multitask, changing contents after the sun’s over the yard arm!

 

Is it tea?

 

This one is so very tempting, as the answer is quite often “yes” and this is most definitely of my era!

 

Tsuki Teapot

 

I love the aesthetic of Japanese design, and really regret that on trips to date to Japan I’ve got nowhere near a tea ceremony. But if I wanted to add a little ceremony to the day to day at home, then I really love this cast iron, dark blue lacquered teapot. Not sure if it’s meant for a strong brew, but it looks beautiful and functional. From Imperial Teas.

 

Bodum Chambord

 

What I’m trying to replace is the glass for my Bodum Chambord, which is still a great teapot if you have a larger leaf tea. Perfect for judging when a tea might be brewed enough. Not so perfect when dropped on marble floors, although the metal bit stayed perfectly in shape!

I can’t admit to making tea in the pot all that often, but when you’ve got the time, and a good tea, then it’s great to make the effort. As long as you can find the strainer!

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