Still on deadline. Still no brain left.
Kid 1 has a new boyfriend. New boyfriend likes to drink tea and frequently steals my teapot. The problem is that I now brew tea by the cup. It takes me awhile to drink a cup of tea and if I brew more than one, it sits and gets too strong. So I brew a cup, then go back for the second one, and now there is Jasmine White Tea in there instead of black tea I made.
In an effort to resolve this planet-stopping problem, I have purchased a new teapot. One of the reviews called it a “wee teapot” so that’s how it shall be known from now on.
How big is the wee teapot? Here it is next to the 3 cup teapot.
The wee teapot brews exactly one pretty mug worth of tea.
That’s Paris tea from Harney & Sons. I give it 4 .5 out of 5. It’s delicious and smooth, and not bitter. Good morning or afternoon tea.
Jessie Mihalik has sent me Harney & Sons holiday tea, which I liked. Except for Chai. I do not care for chai, apparently. Btw, in Russia all tea is chai. Russians got their first tea from China through the Silk Road and they stole the Chinese word.
So, I’ve ran out of the holiday tea and I ordered some more tea to try. I already have a ton of small farm Chinese tea, but Harney & Sons put little fruit bits into their tea and it smells so nice.
The tea arrived yesterday, which prompted Gordon to declare in a posh British accent that his wife will not be drinking that commoner tea and that only the best from Harney & Sons will do. ::eye roll::
Anyway, if you want your own wee teapot, I bought mine on Amazon, but it’s also available at Wal-Mart and other places. Search for the Hofu Tea Pot. They come in several sizes and this is the smallest. Get ready for pictures of various teas in the wee teapot with my snooty reviews.
Update: if you are looking for the pretty mugs Gordon bought me for Christmas, they are here. They are my favorite. They keep the tea warm and the handle doesn’t get hot. They probably should be hand-washed only, but I do occasionally put them through dishwasher on the top rack.