I am always on the lookout for different takes on the basic teapot and I found this little (and I do mean little) gem and had to make room in my collection for it. It was a bargain price and it spoke volumes in character even if it is not a practical teapot for everyday use. Not all of them have to be functional, right?
Just look at the “coils” on the back of the fridge!
But perhaps it is stocked for small people???
The first bowl washed the cobwebs from my mind —
The whole world seemed to sparkle.
A second cleansed my spirit
Like purifying showers of rain,
A third and I was one of the Immortals —
What need now for austerities
To purge our human sorrows?
Worldly people, by going in for wine,
Sadly deceive themselves.
For now I know the Way of Tea is real.