Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The "For Life Teabag Teapot"

For several years now I have seen this "For Life Teabag Teapot" in various tea catalogs, but I didn't technically *need* one so I didn't order one, although I remained intrigued by the design. I liked the idea of having the little slot on the side where a teabag tag could slip through. When I won the teapot in Linda of Friendship Tea's giveaway last week, I was doing the happy dance!

The box showed a white teapot, but I was tickled to open it and discover this lovely blue one! I have been quietly collecting a few assorted blue teawares for my beach house (which I don't have yet!) since last year. I was also very happy that the maker of this teapot had provided a tag in this slot to show me how the teapot works.

When I saw this teapot in catalogs, I did not realize there was actually a rubber slot here that grips the thread of the teabag. In the photos, I thought I was just seeing "air" in that dark spot on the side of the teapot. Immediately, I realized what a smart feature this is. You can reel in the teabag if you like to stop the steeping, and if you're a re-steeper, as I often am, you can lower it again for the next brew. Brilliant!

For my inaugural run with this new teapot, I tried another gift I received in Linda's giveaway, the Lord Bergamot tea from Steven Smith Teamaker. It was a fine bergamot-flavored tea, and I'm sure I enjoyed it all the more because it was made using a great new teapot!

11 comments:

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

I am so happy you are enjoying the giveaway items in my "grab bag" of tea items.

Joy said...

Someone had a good idea with this teapot - I hate it when the tag slips down into the hot water!

Maple Lane said...

Thanks for showing how the pot works. I love the "beachy" blue color!

Rosemary said...

Interesting! Will look great in that beach house!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a nifty and unique little teapot to add to your collection.

Jenny said...

I have never seen these before - what will they think of next!

Lavender Cottage said...

What a neat teapot, maybe some restaurants will catch on and carry them.
Judith

Beth Rang said...

What an excellent product! I'm a big fan of the color too.

Marilyn said...

I like the look of this little blue teapot, just perfect for your beach house. Yummm! Steven Smith teas. I am heading to his shop soon.

Ginger said...

I didn't know it had a "slot." Thanks for showing us how it works.

Ruthie Miller said...

Angela, It is so smart and I absolutely love the color blue you were lucky enough to get. Good for you and great giving from Linda.
xo Ruthie