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. Earlier this year 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 this past week but I also got some fabulous new tea to try. Micah’s girlfriend, Wendy, was born in China and her parents returned from a trip home recently so I reaped the benefits of that trip with a wonderful gift of tea. (Thanks, Wendy!)
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.
It is the perfect weather to brew up a pot of nice hot tea while the cold weather envelops the house. I will be working my way through my new teas and thinking how nice it is to be home in a warm and cozy place. How about you?
Life is like a teabag…
The fragrance it emits is a reflection of the quality from within.