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English tea drinker after beginners advice

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Mikee said

Thank you Tea in England :)

I’d actually looked at the 4 cup version of that teapot. If I’m sharing my tea, they look like a good option, although I do like the fact that the iron pots keep your tea hot, particularly since I like black tea with milk. The thought of an iron pot rusting is pretty horrible though. How do you think those pots compare?

Thanks for the UK tea links, I’ve bookmarked both. I made the mistake of checking them for storage tins. £100 for a little tin from postcard teas :)

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No experience with tetsubins (iron pots) Mikee. I still advocate the Chatsford teapot, which comes in a 2-cup size which is perfect for an individual. If you’re concerned about keeping the teapot hot, don’t foget to a)warm the pot before brewing; and b) use a tea cosy.

Happy Sipping!

Mikee said

Thank you.

I’ve found a nice supply of tins in the UK:
http://www.teaexperience.co.uk/catalog/tins-caddies-c-18.html

I’ve ordered some of the 100g tins. They say that the wholesaler only sells tea products, so while they may not be as posh as some tins, they are designed for tea, and double skinned.

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Very nice; was not familiar with them. Love their ‘Traditional Chinese Silver Coloured Tea Canister’.

Mikee said

Their traditional canisters are a bit small though, and don’t stack. I could go for one of those in a larger size, for a tea I used a lot of. That style is available (out of stock for another month) in other sizes here:
http://www.cantonteaco.com/teaware-1/type/tea-storage.html

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Thank you for yet another good resource. I do like Canton’s Yixing Canister, as well.

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