A tea cozie is a cover for your tea pot to keep the heat in.
They are part of a household that simply loves to have tea - particularly in England. They are also known as cozy or cosy.
Since I sometimes get lazy and use the microwave to boil a cup of tea, perhaps I need a “cup cozie”.
It started to be used in Britain in the late 1660's. As you may have seen in movies or stories about old England, afternoon teas were used as a way of socializing.
With all the talking going on you can imagine that something was needed to keep the teapots warm.
There are many types available in an array of designs and patterns. Not only was this popular in England but it rose into popularity in North America.
They are also available in many styles and materials such as:
3. Some are even hand-knitted.
The more expensive ones were embroidered by hand.
There are many designs available to go with every occasion that your household might have.
Popular are holiday inspired designs such as:
1. Red and green,
4. White Christmas and Christmas trees.
There are also those designed for everyday use that is meant to go with the house decor.
For example: floral, flowers and butterflies, geometric shapes, berries, fruits, simply just a mixture of colors like stripes.
It just seems like a nice tradition to have this for your pot, even if just for decoration.