I made a stop at my favorite tea shop in Raleigh, NC when I was there for business last week. I'm usually in Raleigh every six to eight weeks so I stopped in to pick up a new tea and a new teapot. I cracked my old one when I tapped the spout against the sink. O well, it has lasted several years; I'm surprised it hasn't broken before now. I wanted to buy a new tea called Jungle Fire which had been mentioned in a newsletter. The tea has cinnamon, cloves, oil of cinnamon, and some citrus...very spicy. I need to jump start my metabolism and Dr. Oz had mentioned on one of his segments that cinnamon was good to give you that little extra boost.
I was wandering around the shop looking for a teapot while the tea consultant was packaging my teas. I spotted this cute little pot and picked it up. The tag said coffee pot. What is this doing here? Summer explained that it was an accident but because the shop buys alot of their merchandise from this vendor and it sells so well that they would just keep them. I really liked that pot but I put it back onto the shelf and finally picked one of Tin Roof Teas new Swedish design glass teapots (a different blog). I checked out and walked out to the car but I kept thinking about that coffee pot. Put my bags in the car and marched back to the store.
How did I justify it? My spouse cannot drink coffee, not even decaf. After a couple of emergency room visits, the family talked him into the alternative...tea. We started him with black tea...O'Sullivans on the advice of the owner of Tin Roof Teas. He does the wellness classes around the Raleigh area. He explained that black tea would not give him the hard spike and fall of coffee...my husband would get the caffeine as a gentle rise and fall. Gradually, I moved him to green tea and he drinks a pot of green tea everyday...which brings me to the coffee pot. I put away my big coffee brewer so he wouldn't be tempted but I still want coffee occasionally so I bought a Keurig but I was not happy with that even after I bought my own filter & used my own coffee. I bought a French press that Martha Stewart recommended and the first cup was good but the second was always bitter and muddy from the grounds trapped below the press. I thought this pot would be perfect because you lift the basket completely out of the pot so the second cup would not be bitter. Two full mugs of coffee and I rinse the pot and filter out and store it in my cabinet. He's never tempted because he doesn't see it. I love it!! They come in different colors