Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My First Teapot


I received a teapot from my Aunt Hazel many years ago as a Christmas gift. It was the first of many teapots I currently own. At the time I received it, probably in the late 1970’s, I drank “hot” tea in the winter, especially when fighting a cold or the flu. I can’t even remember if I used the plain, functional, white ceramic “made in Japan teapot” with its own copper cozy back then to brew a pot of tea. If I did, it would have been tea made from tea bags because it was not until many years later that I learned of loose leaf tea. I have fond memories of my special aunt who gifted me with that teapot and think of her often as I enjoy a cup of tea.

Currently traditional round English bone china teapots are the favorites in my collection. I also have functional Brown Betty’s I use every day. I especially like the kind with the infuser basket for loose leaf tea. Several teapots in my collection have been purchased on travels in the USA and abroad. I have lost count of how many I own, but each teapot is very special whether it was chosen by me, given to me as a gift or inherited from a dear family member. One of these days my girls will have a lot of teapots!
 

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