Friday, July 17, 2009

A Strange Little Teapot

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This curious teapot was used by the Jasmine Tea Room in Sharpsburg, GA.  I was there enjoying lunch with Angela from Tea With Friends.  We both thought that it was odd that the teapot had no lid and quite a large opening on the top.  Since there was no tea cozy to keep the beverage hot,  a gaping opening on the top was not a good thing.

It was also interesting that they had the string from the teabag wrapped several times around the handle, making it quite inconvenient to remove the bag.  Not too much of a problem for me since my tea disappeared rather quickly from such a small pot and didn’t have a chance to over steep.

After a little research online, I did find a couple of restaurant supply companies that sell these pots.  They are sold by the case (12) and are in the $10 apiece range.   They do have some good qualities, being very sturdy, oven and microwave safe and vitrified.  But nowhere could I find any information on why it was designed this way.  Does anyone have any ideas?

Despite the odd teapots  Jasmine Tea Room at Collectors' Corner  is a fun place to lunch and hunt for unique gifts (downstairs) and antiques and collectibles (upstairs).

 

6 comments:

Southern Touch Catering said...

Never seen one like this before- can't wait to see if anyone has an answer. It's lucky for you that you at least were able to enjoy hot tea.

Angela McRae said...

Funny but my first thought was, "Hey, that's just like that interesting little teapot from when Maureen and I met for lunch a few weeks back!" And then I thought, "Oh, it *is* that teapot!"

Bernideen said...

Gladyou and Angela had a day out and about!

Marilyn Miller said...

It is kind of cute, but I agree not very practical for keeping the tea warm. It looks like it would hold up in the dishwasher too, something a tearoom might think of. How fun to have tea with Angela.

Duchess of Tea said...

I have never seen this type of a teapot before and I have to say I have seen some odd ones, but this one takes the scone home!!
Duchess xx

Linda J. said...

I have seen thse teapots used in restaurants and hotel dining rooms, but never in a tea room. However, it amazes me how many tea rooms don't know how to properly brew and serve tea.

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