Once again we had chores to attend to that took us to the nearby town of Lund.
Teaist Junior and myself found ourselves with an hour and a bit to kill while Mrs. Teaist took care of business, and after we’d visited a nearby art shop so that firstborn could stock up on all manner of brushes and brightly coloured goop, we headed over to a favourite haunt of mine, Tehuset Java.
In the back corner of the shop they’d set up a “half-price stock clearance” kind of a shelf, upon which I espied this charming pot. A quick enquiry showed that it could be mine in exchange for a mere 150 shiny Swedish crowns, and so the deal was done.
It came with a clay infuser basket, one so small when compared to the overall dimensions of the pot as to be impractical. That’s a moot point, really, as I didn’t intend to use it anyway, preferring as I do to let the leaf steep in the pot unhindered, and then decant the finished beverage into a separate pot for serving.
After a bit of research, I decided to use the pot exclusively for black teas, and christened it with 6 grams of a cheeky wee Vietnamese black tea (to be reviewed soon – watch this space, etc.), an amount that was perfect for Western style brewing in the pot’s 350 ml volume. As I hoped, the pot’s built-in filter that sits at the base of the spout kept all the leaf in the pot just where it should be, and out of my tea strainer.
It’s got good heat handling characteristics, and a nice pour. Consider me to be extremely happy with my purchase.
Great pot, sweet price. Hurrah!