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!
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.
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.