English Brown Betty Teapot!

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    Aug 01, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    I just bought one, so cute!

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    Ran into a friend in town today, he had run over from his imported British goods store for some errands. Seeing him reminded me that I needed some of his lovely Yorkshire Gold tea. And told him I wanted a genuine English teapot for it.

    "I've got a classic Brown Betty," he said. So we drove right over and I got one, along with the tea, meeting him back there. It's actually embossed "Made in England" rather than China, which is rare these days. And hubby got some treats of his own.

    And so I'm having some tea now that was brewed in it, kinda silly I know, but just seems so British & proper. As I'm getting older (and no doubt senile) these simple pleasures appeal to me. icon_redface.gif

    Anyone else enjoy such rituals as making tea?

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    Aug 01, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    GordonLee90232 saidI am not sure but I do not think this web site is for a personal blog I think that is better on an other web site because people do not come here to read such things.

    Hog wash. He's just telling about a product he bought. It's been done a million times on here.
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    Aug 01, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 said
    GordonLee90232 saidI am not sure but I do not think this web site is for a personal blog I think that is better on an other web site because people do not come here to read such things.

    Hog wash. He's just tell about a product he bought. It's been done a million times on here.

    Thanks, we do this here all the time, as you note, for every kind of thing, from cars to clothing brands to health & fitness supplements. And not spam, because I have no personal financial interest in these 2 items, the tea and the teapot. Just something in which I found unexpected pleasure, and wanted to share.

    Maybe this newbie of 2+ weeks didn't know that. He does seem eager to criticize everything I write, a pattern we've seen recently with guys who claim to be first-timers to this site.

    Sometimes I long for the days when you enforced your rule than only those with 1000+ posts could address Caslon directly, including yours truly when I was also a newbie. I begin to see the wisdom in it, and I'll have to think about trying that myself. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 02, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    HarryStolar said
    Caslon20000 said
    GordonLee90232 saidI am not sure but I do not think this web site is for a personal blog I think that is better on an other web site because people do not come here to read such things.

    Hog wash. He's just tell about a product he bought. It's been done a million times on here.


    Of which 999,999 have been by him. icon_wink.gif

    I think "gordonlee" makes a good point.

    And you would know that HOW? This is your very first day here. And already spreading venom in other threads, as well.

    Where some think you're really southbeach1500. I actually don't know, but whoever you are, certainly a coward hiding behind a series of empty profiles. Creating one account after another on a daily basis, to disrupt and damage this site with impunity.
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    Aug 02, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    HarryStolar said
    Caslon20000 said
    GordonLee90232 saidI am not sure but I do not think this web site is for a personal blog I think that is better on an other web site because people do not come here to read such things.

    Hog wash. He's just tell about a product he bought. It's been done a million times on here.


    Of which 999,999 have been by him. icon_wink.gif

    I think "gordonlee" makes a good point.

    Ignore His Posts and you won't have a problem.
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    Aug 02, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI just bought one, so cute!

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    Ran into a friend in town today, he had run over from his imported British goods store for some errands. Seeing him reminded me that I needed some of his lovely Yorkshire Gold tea. And told him I wanted a genuine English teapot for it.

    "I've got a classic Brown Betty," he said. So we drove right over and I got one, along with the tea, meeting him back there. It's actually embossed "Made in England" rather than China, which is rare these days. And hubby got some treats of his own.

    And so I'm having some tea now that was brewed in it, kinda silly I know, but just seems so British & proper. As I'm getting older (and no doubt senile) these simple pleasures appeal to me. icon_redface.gif

    Anyone else enjoy such rituals as making tea?

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    i do during the cold months. nothing like a cup of earl gray on a cold day.
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    Aug 02, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    I like tea with a ham sandwich.

    And my bar none most favorite tea is Red Rose Tea.

    I also have a couple of brown tea pots like those. But I don't know if hey are authentic Briwn Bettys or just shiny irridesent glazed brown tea pits
  • LJay

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    Aug 02, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Tea brewed in a pot is the best way to go. Warm the pot in advance, put in loose tea and pour the heated water over the tea. It makes a difference. Especially in cold weather, tea is wonderful stuff.

    And congratulations are in order for anyone lucky enough to snare a real Brown Betty.
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    Aug 02, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    LJay saidTea brewed in a pot is the best way to go. Warm the pot in advance, put in loose tea and pour the heated water over the tea. It makes a difference. Especially in cold weather, tea is wonderful stuff.

    And congratulations are in order for anyone lucky enough to snare a real Brown Betty.

    Well, that's what this one is supposed to be, direct from Great Britain, dark brown with "Made in England" fired into the bottom. Here's the tag it had:

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    BTW, my partner said a moment ago he didn't realize I had an interest in getting a teapot, wondered if I'd like more of them. I declined, but in gratitude I said I'd sing the "Little Teapot" song for him, doing all the hand gestures for the handle & spout. He fled to the bedroom, but I followed him there and sang it anyway:

    I'm a little teapot
    Short and stout
    Here is my handle
    Here is my spout

    When I get all steamed up
    Hear me shout
    "Tip me over
    and pour me out!"


    I may be sleeping on the sofa tonight. icon_sad.gif
  • Musicman91

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    Aug 02, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    Lol I'm actually drinking tea I just made as I read this. In a mug I recently bought that I'm in love with,
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    Musicman91 saidLol I'm actually drinking tea I just made as I read this. In a mug I recently bought that I'm in love with,

    Glad you got a LOL. But better not make a post about your mug, because you'll get told that "people do not come here to read such things." icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Have you always appreciated the small things such as a Tea Pot, or does that come with age? And this is a legit question.
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    Aug 02, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    dan_x saidHave you always appreciated the small things such as a Tea Pot, or does that come with age? And this is a legit question.

    And I'll give you a legit answer: yes, I always have. Perhaps with age the TYPES of small things have changed, but even as a kid I could be fascinated by mundane objects, as well as the genuinely special.

    It's sometimes said the only thing that separates men from boys is the size of their toys. (Or alternately, the price of their toys) In my case I've always looked upon all my possessions, big or small, as kinds of toys. Which please me not only for their practical purposes, but also just for the joy of using them. Which in a way is playing with them.

    It pleased me to use that little teapot earlier today, and it pleases me to see it sitting on the counter now, where I've found a home for it, rather than putting it away in a cabinet. And I say again, I've been that way all my life.
  • Trauts

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    Aug 02, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    It IS cute. Somehow I'm just waiting for its eyes to open, like in Beauty and Beast. (I know I'm weird)

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    Aug 02, 2012 8:17 AM GMT
    Art_Deco

    You must have been Btitish in past life?
    Shame you got the short straw this time round.

    If i was American i would be ashamed to be called American
    How do you treat someone who has servied he's country
    some of you guys here need to shut up & listern more.

    Keep the post coming Art_Deco icon_smile.gif
  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    Oh bummer...I just found out that one of the ones that I used to go to just closed:

    http://www.thetudorhouse.com/

    It looks like the one across the street is still open:

    http://www.yeoldekingshead.com/shoppe/

    And the Bodhi Tree Bookstore in West Hollywood closed as well. It is sad to see these wonderful little shops close.