The Polish pottery teapot that I use every day is cracked (surprisingly not leaking) and getting close to retirement. Even though I have dozens of teapots in my collection, it is easier to have a utilitarian pot ready and waiting on a kitchen counter.
I like to use favorites from my collection for guests and special occasions, but since they are on display for long periods, these pots need to have a thorough washing before use. This just isn’t practical for the several times during the day when a pot of tea is called for.
This is the cute teapot that I saw at my local TJ Maxx store recently. What do you think? It also comes in black, which might be a wiser choice to camouflage all those black tea stains.
Read this my dears, and you will see
how to make a nice cup of tea
take teapot to kettle, not t’other way round
and when you hear that whistling sound
pour a little in the pot
just make it nice and hot.
Pour that out and put in the tea,
loose or in bags, your choice, you see.
One bag for each two cups will do
with one extra bag to make a fine brew.
Steep 3-5 minutes then pour a cup.
Then sit right down and drink it up!
-Afternoon Teas by Patricia Winchester