Our oldest son, Micah, is a traveler. He has a bit of the wanderlust in him and it makes me know that he is truly our son because he is always up for new experiences. A few years ago he took a massive trip which included a trip to Portugal. I reaped the benefits of that trip because he found me a perfect teapot.
Isn’t it adorable? The cork is what sets it apart from any other teapot that I have. It came with a couple of little cups and when I did an online search I found out that this little gem is called The Whistler for a reason.
The Whistler is the biggest and one of the oldest cork oak trees of the world and it is located in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. This special tree now gives the name to this tea pot in which cork embraces ceramic just like it embraces the wood in the cork oak tree. The Whistler tea set is inspired by the traditional pottery of Alentejo. (from sugartrends.com)
All I know is that it is perfect!
But wait–there’s more!!! Not only did I get a new teapot but I also got some fabulous new tea to try. Micah’s almost bride, Wendy, was born in China and when her parents returned from a trip I reaped the benefits of that trip with a wonderful gift of tea. (Thanks, Wendy!)
Just look at those lovely teas….
Not the “dust” that sometimes passes for tea, that is for sure. I brewed up a pot in my new teapot using the cute little reusable tea bag (see above picture of teas on the tray with the teabag in the back)that our youngest son, Aaron, had given me. It was every bit as delightful as I had anticipated it would be.
Life is like a teabag…
The fragrance it emits is a reflection of the quality from within.