Teapots, not something I am sure many people own now a days. I think this is a great shame, drinking loose leaf tea is just another thing that seems to time-consuming, but honestly it really is not.
Ashley and I whenever we have a rare child free hour (rare!) head to have tea and cake somewhere and just chat. It has kind of taken over the Cinema dates pre children. What I love about going out for Tea is the choice, the loose leaf teas and using a teapot.
When we renewed our vows November 2014 we had a VIntage Cream Tea party, I loved sourcing out vintage teapots for all the tables and although I kept a couple which live on my Kitchen shelves it has become apparent these past few months that they do not hold the warmth any more, they have little hairline cracks and just aren’t up to the job.
So we are on the Teapot hunt, we both agreed we want two, an infuser or filter teapot (houses the tea-leaves so no need for a strainer) and also a normal large Teapot so that it can be used with loose tea or teabags.
I could go out and buy a plain teapot for under £10, but like everything for me it is not just about practicality it is about design too, these teapots shall sit on my shelves as Art in their own right.
I love how much choice there is, I was shocked when I put my Top 10 picks together just how much Blue and Black there was, finding a Pink Teapot is hard, I would say Blue is the colour of the season for sure.
If I am honest I really want all 10! They are all just so beautiful in their own rights, but I think I am definitely drawn to the Marimekko Japanese style pot (bottom centre), I love the size, style and the fact it is an infuser. The Orla Kiely is a little of a must too, has such a retro print to it, reminds me of my current vintage teapot.
I think the most surprising though and if you are thinking of giving loose tea a little try is the BlueTeapot on the right, this is £10 only from Tesco and even has matching Sugar Bowl and Milk Jug, it is such a retro little find.
Teapots, do you have one ? Do you use it ? Have you seen one that you think may take my fancy ?