Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tea Cozy!

Yesterday afternoon, in Denise's quilting workshop, we made a tea cozy. It fits perfectly and here you can see my teapot peeking out.

A tea cozy is a cover for a teapot, used to insulate the tea, keeping it warm while it brews. The first documented use of a tea cozy in Britain was in 1867. It is probably the Duchess of Bedford who, by establishing the activity of afternoon tea in 1840, would have brought the popularity of the tea cozy.

Afternoon tea was the time for keeping up to date with aristocracy gossip and news. With all the chatter at teatime the teapot would get cold. And so, the tea cozy came about.


Gloria said...

Love your very cute tea cozy!!

Doris said...

What a great project!