Making a teapot cozy
Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, my love of tea has increased tenfold. It’s no longer just about having a cuppa. It’s about keeping myself my warm during these damp, cold months. On blustery days I drink more than my fair share. On those days, I usually make myself a pot of tea to save time. (I also love the excuse to use one of my cute teapots.) To keep my tea warm, I sewed a teapot cozy for my teapot. And then I posted the tutorial over on the Kunin website because they are my client and I tend to try to mix my work with pleasure.
Here are some tips for brewing a perfect cup of tea:
- Don’t boil the water! It will scald the leaves and make your tea bitter. Most teas do well if you bring the water ALMOST to a boil, but not a full boil.
- Let it steep. Three to five minutes is usually just right.
- Use tea time to relax and be present. Smell the tea, let the steam warm your face, feel it warming your body as it moves from your mouth into your stomach. You just meditated and didn’t even know it!
And for coffee lovers:
Not a tea drinker? Check-out these tutorials for coffee lovers: