Do you have a tea "space"?
my tea has a whole shelf in my cabinet close to my stove and fridge altho my cadbury chocolate bars are renting space from my tea space :) my kettle lives on my warmer zone on my stove top. we only use the warmer zone when we entertain as only my mom and 1 friend drink coffee the rest are tea drinkers. (i did buy a coffee maker for when my mom comes over because i am a momma’s girl lol) we always boil right then and there for a cuppa. i also use the drip tray from the IngenuiTEA for my used tea leaves so i can do re-steeps :)
My kettle is at the ready too. I leave to the right of my stove.
We have a TINY kitchen and since I don’t have the height/reaching ability most do, I cram what I can into every available square inch of space:)
Yes, I have a tea space. It used to be one shelf in my glass cupboard. Now it’s the entire left side of the cupboard, plus part of a shelf in my pantry, and the tea is still outgrowing its space and pushing my glasses into piles ;-) I have tea tins, tea cups and tea pots – each on their own shelf. Tea accessories share the shelf with the tea tins. Extra tea cups are in the pantry, and my BREWT and Yixing cups are squeezed in.
I have a three-shelf baker’s rack to the side of my cupboard to hold tea, teapots, spoons, sugar, etc. It’s not ideal thought, because it is next to a window (I keep most loose tea on the bottom, more shaded shelf). Also since it’s open-air, it attracts dust. I keep the mugs and teacups in a cupboard, and just put decorative tea cups and pots on the shelf. I really wish I had more counter/cupboard space in my kitchen!
Now that I have enough space to store my loose tea…I have to make a ’special’place to store my pu-erh cakes…I am looking at creating a ‘space’ just for tea and tea appreciation “ceremonies” hey…I am not getting too esoteric…just pour me another will yah?! But, seriously, I am working on a space for my tea and possibly a book and some music…
Even it might be a luxurious thing to have…but I am using my house bar to 80% for my teas. The 20% alcoholic berverages help to accomodate the teas…whisky, rum, gin…
My bedroom is in the basement of my family’s house, so my tea space is in my room. Tea storage is a large (floor to ceiling, and about 5’ wide) bookcase, and my brewing station is currently a bar table (with stools) that I’m storing for a friend.
Finally reorganized everything!