Teapots need to be cozy. What does that mean? It means that to help keep that lovely amber liquid warm and at the right drinking temperature a cozy is often placed over the teapot to keep it warm. I have several of these teapots in my collection that came with their own little metal cozies and I love them.
This little off white teapot has the perfect cozy to keep it warm and I love the elegance of it when the cozy is on. This was an Ebay find and definitely shows the signs of being a well loved and often used teapot judging from the cracks and glazing on both the pot and the lid but it still brews up an amazing cup of tea every single time. I love the fact that someone else loved pouring tea from this one.
Oh and by the way—it is really difficult to take pictures of shiny tea cozies without capturing yourself in the reflection. I gave up trying to succeed.
A great idea should always be left to steep like loose tea leaves in a teapot for a while to make sure that the tea will be strong enough and that the idea is truly a great one.Phoebe Stone
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It´s like taking a picture of a store window!! I love this teapot with its own cozy. I always use a tea cozy, usually quilted or knitted. One year for Christmas I made Kitty tea cozies for everyone. They were a hit.
I’ve never seen a metal cozy before. So interesting. It definitely adds something extra to the teapot. You have the best finds.
I bought some new tea yesterday. I did not know about a tea cozy.
New ideas are good starting off a new year.
I had no idea there was such a thing. But this reminds me of the shiny railroad teapot Randy pulled from a junk pile on his childhood farm in North Dakota. His sister had the silver pot replated. It’s beautiful and a family treasure.
I’ve never seen a metal cozy before, only ones made of cloth. Does it get too hot to touch though? When it comes to photographing shiny objects, I know what you mean. I took what I thought was a lovely shot of a Christmas ornament only to find myself mirrored in it (and I didn’t look that good either!!). HA!
Beth Ann, I need to thank you for educating me on the world of teapots and teas. I have always loved cold and hot tea but never knew the great history and fun you can have with it. This pot is beautiful and very eloquent. Very nice.
Tea cozies are fun to knit or quilt. I suppose metal ones would last longer though.