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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Special-TEA Tuesday 6/19 THE GLOBO POT

New tea technology; we started using a new teapot this week. I actually purchased it a few months ago and forgot that we had it in storage in Hawaii. Dug it out and used it this week. It is a unique design. the tea strainer sits inside the pot, a bit hard to clean and refill, but effective. you can see it pointing leftwards in this picture. It is called the GLOBO.

to brew the tea you tilt the pot back and the handle and back two feet act as support. when tilted this way the tea strainer sits in the hot water. When you have strained the tea to your desired strength you tilt the pot forward on it's regular 3 feet. and pour.

I bought this teapot from Adagio teas back in January. The brew is even, works well, the one downside is the same as with any glass tea pots, glass becomes cold faster than ceramic so your tea will cool down faster. But this is a 3 -4 cup pot which is a good size and we usually drink it fast enough the cool down factor is not an issue.

I am a bit of a traditionalist, so I suppose I really like the stainless tea pot we have back in Tokyo, but this is certainly attractive and functional, so It gets a good rating. (I would give it a 4 out of 5) BUT we need to get it a tea cozy, to take care of the heat issue.

1 comment:

marti said...

so that's what tea cozys are figure!