The Teapot

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I used to be known as ‘Teapot’, that was my nickname. It was nothing to do with my shape, but because I’ve always loved tea.

I’m No Expert

I’m not a connoisseur (I had to Google to check the spelling), I just love a pot full of English breakfast tea. Some people prefer coffee while others partake in orange juice especially first thing in the morning. If I don’t get my ‘cuppa’ when I get up, I get irritated and start itching, it’s always unpleasant and thankfully only happens on rare occasions.

Tea For Two

Such occasions are when I have to stay in hotels. They usually have what is described in the literature as ‘tea and coffee making facilities.’ Yet on arrival, it’s usually a coffee making machine with a couple of tea bags thrown in to satisfy the likes of people such as I. Upon arrival, I am always wanting for a cuppa and immediately the daily supply of two teabags are used. That means no more tea in the room until the next day by which time I will have departed!

Kawfee

America is even worse. They live for coffee or kawfee as they say in New York. If you expect tea making facilities in your hotel room in the big apple then you will be disappointed. In fact, outside of the hotel room, you’ll be hard pushed to find a pot of tea and if you do, don’t forget to ask for milk as they like their tea black.

Many Teapots

Over the years we’ve owned many types of a teapot. From metal, complete with dents, to our current china model, there have been so many. I remember we had the metal one as a hand me down when we were married many years ago. It had so many dents that the top didn’t fit properly. The handle was a black plastic-type affair and eventually broke off leaving a metal skeleton. This would get very hot and we had to pick the teapot up using a tea towel. Occasionally, you would forget the handle was missing and I still have faint scars to show for it.

Yes, I love my tea and over the years have drunk gallons and gallons of the stuff. Truth be known, I’ve probably drunk gallons of it over the past couple of weeks.

I took part in the Teapot challenge over at Weekly Prompts.

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47 Comments
  • Astro Sharanam
    December 14, 2019

    wow, i felt like you literally talking to me while reading …ha ha i had nice tea listening to you

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, Astro.

  • Innerdialects
    December 14, 2019

    Love the atmosphere of your post, my family is a shelf full of tea pots here, so glad theres more in the world. Stay blest!

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, yes, I love my tea. 😁

  • bushboy
    December 14, 2019

    I am a must have a cup of tea first thing in the morning too 🙂

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      You’re definitely not alone, thank you.

  • Pandora
    December 14, 2019

    What’s the worst in America is that the only tea they have is Lipton Yellow. When you’re a tea lover, you just have to drink something else as it’s the worst tea in the world!

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Yes, it’s a shame they don’t like their tea as much as their Coffee. Thank you.

  • amanita
    December 14, 2019

    Tea, yes😄European culture. My husband can’t live without his “East Frisian” (which is in fact a strong and dark Darjeeling-Assam blend)in the evenings.

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Indeed, Amanita and thank you.

  • christinenovalarue
    December 14, 2019

    Moi aussi, j’adore le thé, excellente habitude prise en Angleterre il a plusieurs décennies, et jamais reniée…jamais sans ma tasse de thé.?

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, Christine, I’m pleased you like your tea. Keep enjoying it. Merci.

  • luisa zambrotta
    December 14, 2019

    🍵🤗❤

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, Luisa ❤️

  • Brothers Campfire
    December 14, 2019

    Coffee, Dark and Bitter.
    Tea is good too!

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you.

  • jimflanigan
    December 14, 2019

    No shortage of tea around Chicago. Maybe we are more civilized than NYC. I’m enjoying a cold brew Lemon Lift as I type. How anyone prefers coffee to tea is beyond my comprehension.

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Sounds good, Jim, thank you

  • gianmarco groppelli, *J&J*
    December 14, 2019

    super ficus 👍👍

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, Gianmarco

  • Peter's pondering
    December 14, 2019

    Earl Grey for me please!

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      An aquired taste, Peter

  • Alien Resort
    December 14, 2019

    We have a Royal Doulton teapot with hand-painted periwinkles.

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Sounds lovely, thank you.

    • SueW
      December 14, 2019

      Now that sounds like a Hyacinth Bucket teapot!

      • admin
        December 14, 2019

        Lol, thank you again, Sue.

    • SueW
      December 17, 2019

      Alien, love your humour with the Mrs Bouquet Comment.

      Apparently, although described in the program as Royal Doulton, the company never did produce China with hand painted periwinkles. It was actually a pattern called “Braganza” and was manufactured by The Colclough China Company. … The Braganza pattern was discontinued in 1992.
      I didn’t know that either, my son enlightened me! 😀

  • SueW
    December 14, 2019

    Firstly, thank you so much for taking part in our Teapot Challenge.
    I love the description of the hand-me-down teapot. We used to have a metal one too, but I think the handle was intact.
    I love what you did with the featured image, now why didn’t I think of that 😀

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, Sue and thank you for the inspiration.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    December 14, 2019

    I grew up drinking tea with milk and sugar in Guyana, a British colony until 1966, but grew to enjoy coffee when I migrated to Brazil with my then husband and two sons. Here in the USA, I prefer my tea without milk and sugar. Changing tastes.

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, Rosaliene.

  • Deb / Being Aunt Debbie
    December 14, 2019

    I love tea but I’m no connoisseur! I like coffee, too. On the other hand, where’s the rum? 😬

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Haha. Very good Deb 😀

  • Yetismith
    December 14, 2019

    “Teapot” is at least respectful. When I trans-located to my new station, many years ago, one of the staff nicknamed me “Tea Bag”! I too have drunk gallons. Even here in the US I obtain Taylor’s Harrogate.

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Oh dear, but I’m pleased you can get your tea there.

  • Sushmita Das
    December 14, 2019

    Hahaha very nice …enjoyed while reading 😅

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, Sushmita.

  • angloswiss
    December 14, 2019

    I am sure it was your answer that prompted me to attempt this challenge. Drinking tea is not just a pastime, but a daily chore to start the day with.

    • admin
      December 14, 2019

      Thank you, angloswiss. I certainly agree it’s something to start the day with, but I wouldn’t call it a chore. 🙂

  • Invisibly Me
    December 17, 2019

    I’m Caz and I’ve been a tea addict since I was a little girl.
    I wish I liked coffee, but I love the smell and hate the taste. I do the NY accent for ‘kaawwfeee’ every time I make my folks a coffee. Can’t help myself. As much as I love tea and think my veins are an 80% Typhoo/Tetley mix, I’ve never owned an actual tea pot. xx

    • admin
      December 17, 2019

      I think I’ve been an addict since I was young, too. My Mom always had Typhoo but it was the loose tea and so strong you could stand the teaspoon up in it. So you’ve never owned a teapot, I take it you just place the tea bag directly into the mug? As always, thank you for your comments, Caz.

  • Ruth
    December 18, 2019

    I like your teapot and your description of the hotel experience. If you private message me your snail address I will send you a tea wallet to carry bags with you when you travel. Give me until after Xmas though, I have to knit it. Best, Ruth in Pittsburgh

    • admin
      December 18, 2019

      Hi Ruth, that’s very kind of you, but I’m in the U.K. and I would think the postage would be quite expensive. It sounds like it would be something very useful for me, though. Thank you for your kindness.

  • Kindness
    December 29, 2019

    Tickled my fancy no end 😂 love your sense of humour 😁

    • admin
      December 29, 2019

      Thank you, Kindness, glad you like the humour.

  • jazzyoutoo
    January 5, 2020

    Couldn’t resist going down to the kitchen and make a hot cuppa. I’m savouring it while writing these words. I don’t take tea, I take coffee. I have forgotten how good it is! Happy full of cuppas 2020!

    • admin
      January 5, 2020

      Awwww, thank you Jazzyoutoo. Happy full cuppas to you too 😀

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