Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a new teapot...


I have wanted a glass teapot for a while now as there is something very soothing about watching tea leaves transfer their colour and flavour to the water. It makes a pretty vase too! When I saw this one on sale a couple of days ago, I treated myself to it as a late birthday present. I am hoping it will encourage me to drink herbal teas - since moving to Melbourne I am definitely drinking more hot drinks than cold. My Grandma always drank camomile tea before bed, and I have the occasional cup of peppermint tea, but would like to expand my tea horizons. Any suggestions?

12 comments:

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Oooh, I want a tea pot like that! You have inspired me to have a cup of tea this morning. I, personally, like peppermint, too, but, I am also going to expand my horizons. I have a wonderful tea shop near me that I think I will visit today. If I discover a delicious tea, I will pass on the name.
I have a past post about the tea shop. It was on May 2 and it is called "Mopey Days & Tea Time"
Have a wonderful day,
Joyce

Beach Vintage.com said...

No help here, I dont drink tea, cant stand the taste of it. I do however love to stuff flowers in teapots!

Bethan said...

I'm a coffee person in the morning and tea in the afternoon, usually Earl Grey, but I would recommend Rhubarb and Vanilla Organic tea that Ikea sell - it's refreshing without the metallic taste that a lot of fruity teas have. Love the teapot. x

Lee said...

Your teapot looks quite gorgeous with flowers tucked into it! I love my tea too - my latest tea loves are Larsen & Thompson white peony tea (available from Shelley Panton's lovely store [www.shelleypanton.com.au]) and T2 jasmine green tea. Lee :)

Leah said...

If I had a clear teapot I couldn't go past Buddhas Tears or other exploding tea buds. They look SO fabulous as they uncurl in the hot water, and taste mild and yummy.

The Brown Trading Co. said...

I love those transparent teapots, especially when you can see those 'flowering teas' gorgeous!

Keren
xx

Angela said...

I love the jasmine green tea, the flowers in your pot inspired me to comment! It is a light green tea that has almost a sweet taste and wonderfu aroma. I also like the exploding bud idea, that sounds like fun with a glass tea pot!

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Karen in CT said...

.. I bought a glass teapot too ... for the tea ball that you can buy in speciality stores. In the Sophia Copola movie "Marie Antoinette" ... she is gifted a tea ball which blooms in the cup (glass teapot) into a beautiful flower when hot water poured over it. I searched everywhere, and I think possible online. Basically a mix of green teas.

Ness Lockyer said...

Lovely pot..and the fabric behind it is amazing! I do love Green tea for during the day and Chamomile at night to wind down. There are so amny blended teas and a great one which is Be Well tea. They do a very nice immune tea which is great when its cold, but green tea with mint is my current favourite.
Ness xx

Gifts of Serendipity said...

There is a little two cup glass number in my teapot collection and it's perfect for japanese tea balls whose petals unfurl as they heat up in the water.

Felicity x

Also a lovely way to serve iced tea as the temps heat up!