Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tea Around the World - Holland

As we continue to celebrate National Hot Tea month, we will take a look at tea accessories not only utilized in the United States, but around the world. This wonderful treasure was a gift for my mother from a friend that traveled to Holland. On display in the tea room, many guests inquire as to what it is. This very thick tea cozy, typical of The Netherlands, is called theemuts, or "carrying cozies". A teapot would nestle into this well padded cozy and stay warm for hours. The large metal clasp will hold the cozy securely shut until the need for a good hot cup of tea. It was my understanding that this would even be carried onto the train so they could enjoy tea while traveling.

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