Tea is very very important to us. It is essential in the morning to ease us into the day and we continue to indulge in many more cups as the day progresses. There is a certain amount of ritual connected to our taking of tea. In the morning it must be drunk out of a large mug, in the afternoon it must be made in a Brown Betty teapot and kept warm with a hand knitted tea cosy. Ideally it should also be accompanied by some home baked goods.
Sadly we don't live in a huge country manor with staff on hand, to serve us tea on a tray, every afternoon, at three pm. But when at possible I like to use my hand knitted brightly coloured tea cosy, knitted from an ancient knitting pattern, handed down from my grandmother. Somehow, using a tea cosy makes drinking tea, more of an occasion and feels nostalgic and comforting. I often get compliments about my tea cosy and have noticed companies like RE and Labour and Wait now sell them.
We have a few lovely tea cosies to give away (see above image), just let us know your favourite simple pleasures. Add a comment below and let us know which small things cheer you up and make you happy. We will pick our favourite and send you the tea cosy of your choice..