Now that Fall is here and my thoughts turn to Halloween and Thanksgiving, I have pumpkins on my mind. Specifically a Pumpkin Teapot, perfect for serving tea now.
I love this one from American Tea Room:
It is a cast iron teapot, or tetsubin. It holds 14 ounces and has a pumpkin stem finial on the teapot lid. Cast iron makes a wonderful teapot as it retains heat and is long lasting. They are quite common in Japan, where they originated.
Every order over $60 at American Tea Room receives free shipping. They also offer a free gift with every order.
This weekend is a great time to buy as they are also offering 20% off all orders over $75 when you use the code "Columbus20" at checkout. The offer starts today and runs through Monday October 11. That would be an awesome savings on the pumpkin teapot. Breville and Bodum items are exempt from the offer.
Also if you are in Canada, then enjoy free shipping this Thanksgiving weekend on all orders over $60. This is a $15 value. Please used coupon code "Canada" at checkout. Offer expires on Monday October 11 and also excludes Bodum and Breville items.
Having a cast iron teapot is something that many tea drinkers would love to have. The price tag is often a hindrance to getting one though. Even knowing the benefits for getting one including their longevity and ability to retain heat may not outweigh the initial cost.
Enter eBay. There are quite of few of these up for auction, including new ones that have never been used. Check them out:
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On this cold and rainy Saturday, after a blissful few days of warm weather and sunshine, my thought turn to teapots. Full of beauty, but also a thing of function. The perfect place to allow tea leaves to steep, creating that wonderful cup of tea that warms the body and soul.
Perhaps a strong and sturdy American Tea Room Signature Black Teapot?
Or a Cast Iron Teapot covered in cherry blossoms to help us look forward to Spring?
This glass teapot is a great way to see the tea as it steeps or to enjoy a flowering tea as it unfolds.
How about Tea for One in this practical teapot?
Yes, I am dreaming of Teapots. Will you join me? Which one is your favorite?
American Tea Room is offering a sale of 20% off their entire stock of teapots. This teapot sale does not require a special coupon code and it runs through 12/31/2009. What a fabulous deal and great timing too. Order some teapots for Holiday gift giving or perhaps a new one for yourself.
The cast iron Tetsubin pictured above is beautiful and functional. Handcrafted with Sakura, or cherry blossoms, it will keep your tea warm longer. Plus it is a teapot that will last for a long time.
American Tea Room offers many different types of teapots, including stainless steel, porcelain, glass, and cast iron. They are sure to have a teapot that fits your style.
They are also running a Sale-a-bration for the rest of December as well. Receive 10% off 2 of the same item or 20% off 4 of the same item. Plus any order over $50 will receive free shipping. These special deals do not require a coupon code. Have fun shopping!
Years ago we received a teapot for Christmas from a relative. We were not really tea drinkers at the time, beyond the usual tea bag of Lipton or Oolong received with Chinese takeout. We used it a couple of times and then it got put into a cabinet and forgotten.
Then we received a package of loose tea and the teapot was remembered. I really wish that I could remember the tea that started us on this whole journey. We pulled out the pot, heated some water on the stove, and brewed it up. And we were hooked.
We've added a few things to our tea arsenal along the way such as this and that, but we still use the teapot. I took a picture today to share with you. It is just a classic white, ceramic teapot. It is probably used at least once a day.
I have dreams of adding a cast iron teapot to the collection sometime. They are great for retaining heat and keeping your tea warm. Plus the Tetsubin are handcrafted and have beautiful designs.
Anyway just wanted to share where our tea cabinet started. Share in the comments below where your love of tea started. We would love to know.