Posts Tagged ‘tea cosy’

Time for Tea

Regulars here will know I am passionate about my tea.  I drink a lot of it…. probably too much, but I’m not going to change my habits now!

Despite being gifted a fancy Keurig coffee maker I have not been converted, I am still a tea drinker.

Blue Le Creuset Teapot


Make yourself a cup of tea and have a read of this article which I read with great amusement from the Saturday’s Irish Times –  Denis Fahey’s An Irishman’s Diary about the history of tea in Ireland.

Tea Lunacy

Tea Lunacy

Folks, all us tea drinkers are saved!

We can go mad!

The “Inspectors of Lunatics” have decreed so!  Excessive drinking of ‘stewed’ tea can cause lunacy.

And yes, as I’ve said before, we do use ‘real’ tea here.  And yes, I do use a tea cosy too!  Totally stubborn on how the tea should be made…. I will not be moved on this.

The diversity of the language is brilliant too…. do you ‘brew up’ or do you ‘wet’ the tea ….. it all depends on your nationality seemingly.


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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Did you have a little sing a long?  Bet you did 🙂

Here are just some of my favourite things from my kitchen.

We spent a lot, an awful lot of our time, in our kitchen (yesterday morning we sat down to breakfast with friends at 10 am and stood up from the table at 2.30 pm)!  That’s a lot of time!

So, of course, I have things I love in my kitchen.

Here are my top 5.

1.  My radio – we don’t, and never will have a tv, in the kitchen.  I listen to the radio all the time in the kitchen and switch about to favourite stations and programmes depending on the time of day, and day of week.

Roberts Radio

This is old, and recycled, but I love my Roberts Radio.

2.  My teapot.  If you’ve ever visited us here in Redwood you will know we drink some amount of tea.  And we are very particular about our tea too!  It is tea leaves all the way here…. no bags please!  This Le Creuset teapot makes the nicest tea ever!

Blue Le Creuset Teapot

3.  Tea Cosy.  Naturally, every teapot has to have its tea cosy.  And isn’t this Rosina Wachtmeister one just beautiful?

Rosina Wachtmeister teacosy

and I have the matching oven gloves!  My friend, Sheena, gave me these as a gift and I just so love them!

4.  This tiny Neoflam frying pan, which was a gift to us from John of Winstons in Kilkenny. It has a ceramic coating and is so good to use.

Neoflam frying pan

Toasting nuts, frying eggs… all made quick and simple.

5.  Bowls.  I know, I know, there are only two of us but that doesn’t mean that meals can’t be served up nicely! So these beautiful Nicholas Mosse bowls are used on a daily basis.

Nicholas Mosse Bowls

So do you have favourite things in your kitchen?

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