I was shocked to discover on a recent thread that, because I still drink loose leaf tea in a pot with a teacosy, I am one of the OLD FOGEY brigade.
Ok - I've been living out of the country for the past 45 years so am not much in tune with the times, but I would have thought that many more of you of my generation would still be drinking their tea this way.
The teabag is not ecological. Pouring hot water into a cold mug with a teabag in it is NOT making proper tea.
Most of us are not dashing out of the door anymore to get to work so time-saving is not criteria.
It is even hard these days for me to buy looseleaf tea (the ordinary kinds) on the internet. Last time, I had to purchase a two kilo pack and decant it all into small tins.
I avoid the use of a tea strainer or pot heating as my teapot is a cast iron Japanese one where the filter sits just under the lid, thus eliminating the need to heat the pot as the boiling water passes through the tea before touching it.
This is also useful because, if there is still tea in the pot after my morning cups, I can just put the pot on the gas and re-heat it in the afternoon. Economical too as tea costs more here in Europe than in the UK.
Does nobody else agree with me that there is nothing better than a proper cuppa from a teapot with a nice padded or knitted teacosy?
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