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Love the site! Have been reading the submissions re tea-cosies - I used to use them, but now find them totally redundant, as I am lucky enough to possess the ultimate keeping tea hot accessory - an AGA. The tea pot actually lives on top of the AGA, and is therefore always warm!
The AGA is also brilliant for baking my own recipe choc-chip cookies, which taste best about 30 mins after cooking, preferably with lots of cups of tea.
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||Dear Nicey |
Happy New Year to all at NCOTAASD!
Have just been reading the mails about tea cosies. By a strange coincidence, I just had to buy one of these last week for my mother-in-law, a staunch devotee of tea cosies and, indeed, nice cups of tea in general (Yorkshire Tea is, I believe, her preference). As her current tea cosy was becoming somewhat disreputable, having been in the job for some considerable number of years, she decided that retirement was the only suitable option for it and, as she is unable to visit the shops herself, asked me to interview some replacements. Now I don't know if this is just a Guernsey problem or if it's more widespread, but I had a heck of a job finding one at all and in the end there was only one candidate - a rather dashing white quilted job, printed with small red crabs... not terribly appropriate to the tea table, but pleasingly reminiscent of Guernsey's thriving seafood industry and, what was more to the point, my mother-in-law liked it! (I got a bit carried away and bought the matching tea towels for myself, as well as an apron with a lobster on it!)
So is this a national tea cosy shortage? Are they radically out of fashion? Maybe your site will rekindle interest in the humble cosy and they will become widely available once more.... I shall watch the shops with interest!
||I must agree that the quilted tea cozies are much better at keeping the tea warm than the knitted ones. I would also suggest that anyone who thinks they don't need one should try one. I spent years drinking lukewarm tea, swearing I had no use for a cozy, then finally got one (second hand) and now can't do without (had to buy another to keep at work!).|
| Sarah Ayliff
Do you use a tea cosy? If so, what sort of design is it? And did you know that an average of 12 people each year are admitted to hospitals in Britain with injuries caused by tea cosies?
That's all. Sarah Ayliff
|Nicey replies: We had to stop using them as the constant trips to hospital were getting out of hand. I think the ones like little duvet jackets are better than the knitted ones, but I could be inciting great unrest with such a statement.
Woo, lets have lots more tea cosy mails. I might be forced to do the first icon of 2004.
||Are Tea-Cosys sad?|
|Nicey replies: Mark,
No they are not, unless of course they are ill fitting.