Ok, so this review is going to be a bit of an emotional over share, so if you aren’t into that type of thing, skip to below the line and I will just talk about the teapot. I think it will help me feel better to write it, so indulge me if you will.
It’s cold, grey and rainy here, tea friends. And that pretty much matches my mood. It’s my Grandpa’s birthday today- the 2nd since he’s been gone, so it’s been a rough day for me. My Grandpa was amazing, at least to me. I lived down the street from him for most of my life and he taught me how to swim, ride a bike, and fish. He spent time with me and played with me, even letting me chase him up a tree when we played cowboys and indians or have a “dolphin ride” in the pool. He was patient, kind, and willing to take the time to teach me whatever I happened to be curious about. Even though my dad lived in the same city, my Grandpa was more of a father to me. He was always supportive and crazy proud of me. He called me his little darling and I loved him so much. “Here comes the sun” came on my Pandora station as I was getting ready this morning, which always reminds me of him (because of the little darling part) and I lost it then. I’ve been thinking about him all day and holding it together at work, so I thought a pot of tea might be comforting when I got home and using my new teapot for the first time might cheer me up a bit.
So, this teapot is great. I think it’s super cute (duh, otherwise why would I have bought it?) and I got it during the 40% off sale. It’s well worth the money and it’s my first teapot. The infusion basket is pretty much the same as a the one that comes with the perfect mug, except about half again as long and it has a handle (folds down so you can put the lid on) for easy removal. The teapot itself is rather sturdy and the spout really does seem to be entirely drip-free. The lid was a little hard to take off and put back on at first, but it’s gotten easier after repeating it a few times. I love the silicon grips on the cups because they do provide a cool gripping surface while also looking like cupcake wrappers. For the inaugural run, I chose Capital Tea’s Strawberry Oolong and it brewed up perfectly in this pot. Plus having tea from a pot just seems more fun to me. I’m totally happy with my purchase.