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Why a good tea cozy is a smart buy!

If you are reading this, you probably enjoy hot tea at least as much as I do. Many ways of keeping tea hot have been proposed and are offered for sale on the internet, however, although they may keep your … Continue reading

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I Miss Pristine Pottery

Update 9/21/16 I checked recently on the current stock of Pristine lids at devotea.com. It’s getting bleak. There is nothing available for the smaller sizes (under 1 liter), and only a few choices (mostly uncommon colors) for the larger sizes … Continue reading

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Cold Brewed Iced Tea – the only way to go!

Summer has finally arrived in Minnesota (at least for a few days) and iced tea is the order of the day.  The question is, how to make it. The traditional way is simple.  Brew a pot of hot tea, very … Continue reading

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Easy tea or coffee for one!

This year at the International Housewares Show I found a new way to brew tea or coffee for one.  While the idea has been around for a while, no one has done it quite as well as this company. The … Continue reading

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Chinese Tea Jars

The tea jar is as ubiquitous in China as the travel mug is in the US.  The jar is typically available in polycarbonate, stainless steel, or glass, and includes a sealed cap and a removable filter screen. The idea is … Continue reading

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t-sac tea filter review

The convenience of a teabag with you own favorite tea inside. Sounds like a great idea. Is it? The t-sac is a light weight bag made from unbleached filter paper. It comes in a range of sizes from single serving … Continue reading

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Chatsford Teapots

The Chatsford teapot system was originally designed and patented by The London Teapot Company. Their unique method of incorporating a large nylon mesh infuser within the Chatsford teapot continues to make the Chatsford one of the best teapots for preparing … Continue reading

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Royal Patrician Closed

Bad news for lovers of English made china teaware!  US importer Royal Patrician closed as of May 8th.  We still have some inventory left on the four patterns we carry.  If you’ve been thinking about buying or adding to a … Continue reading

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