Seeing as I am still a non-coffee drinker (when will it end????), I am slugging away the tea. I have managed to go through most of my tea stash - thank goodness it has a long shelf life, as I just uncovered a tin of tea from Harrod's in London. From 1994. I had gotten a Keurig so that I could curtail my coffee-drinking. But how would it handle tea?
I have one of those little plastic inserts that you can reuse because I will NOT add my tiny Keurig plastic cups to the Mt. Everest of disposable diapers out there in the landfills (the "away", as in throwing it 'away'). This insert works well with a tea bag. But it's not quite as strong as I need to drink my tea. So I dusted off my favorite little teapot - "Tiny". It's perfect for a little over two big mugs of tea and I can make it as strong as I want.
I have had this teapot for years and years. It was made by a potter I knew in Cleveland, who was also a friend of my father. He is still living in Cleveland - in his 80s by now - and still throwing pots occasionally. This is also the only teapot that does not dribble tea all over the table, my lap, the floor. There was only one problem with it. It was naked. And it's cold in my house.
What to do?
Voila! A tiny tea cosy!