I’m sort of new to the world of tea and teapots, being a coffee lover and all, but I’ve come to enjoy the pleasure of brewing tea, steeping it in a ceramic pot and enjoy a few cups. Plus, it’s a great use for the vintage tea cups and saucers I’ve found at thrift shops.
Maybe it’s from watching all that Downton Abbey (can’t wait for the new season!) and a bunch of BBC shows (Sherlock, The Hour, Survivors, Being Human) – I’m quite the Anglophile!
Anyhow, I’ve learned that hot tea needs help to stay hot. Which of course means a teapot cozy. I knit myself one, and just added a few to my Etsy shop. It’s my own design, after a few trial and error versions. I knit it with a drawstring top to make it adjustable for a variety of teapot sizes. The hardest part was figuring out how to make spaces for the handle and spout.
This one’s made with hand-dyed yarn.