Saturday, August 27, 2005

Teapot saga (conclusion)

So about three weeks ago, I finally bought a new teapot. After hunting high and low for a Brown Betty I finally relented and got the teapot I had seen months ago at The Bay, even though it was only a 6-cupper. Functional and comfortable, but nothing too exciting.

Then, while S. and I were down in Cape Cod, we went into a shop in Chatham called Plymouth Tea and sure enough, they had a Brown Betty. I almost bought it, but the guy convinced me that if I was looking for a no-drip pot, I should go for a Japanese pot. He said the British pots were terrible for dripping, and that the Brown Betty was notorious for it.

So I ended up getting a Beehouse pot (we got the orange model). Part of me wishes I'd got the Brown Betty, but I must say, I love the new one. It's the end of an era, I guess.

3 comments:

Aisha said...

Hmmm...Brown Betty drips?
Not the best kind...

I forgiev you--mine is green, from Prague, and has a frog on top, after all :)

Paula said...

can it be used for coffee ?;-)

Peter Garner said...

Aish: Green frog? Talk about blasphemy! ;-)

Paula: if you're desperate, I suppose. ;-)