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Flock of Tea Cosy

As a tea-drinker I became casually obsessed with building a better tea cosy. One that would keep the pot warm as well as fit my rather spare design aesthetic which definitely isn’t all Victorian flowery.    Felt is an amazing fabric — it’s been around for millenia and really holds the heat.  I made them for my friends.  Now I’m making them for sale — a whole flock of tea cosies. You won’t find these for sale anywhere but on-line, directly to you, the tea drinker.   The cosies are designed and handmade in Canada — besides getting a tea cosy that really earns its keep you’re supporting a North American craftsperson.  Thanks!

If you are interested in (intermittent) news and sale alerts for these stylish modern tea cozies, check the bottom of the page.

Does your mother’s taste run more to Heath Ceramics than Blue Willow china? Danish modern rather than Louis Quatorze? Assam loose-leaf instead of Hawaiian Kona dark roast? Then she might just be in need of a tea cozy that doesn’t look like it came from Queen Victoria’s drawing room. (Alex Arpaia)

New York Times: Wirecutter

We’re in love with these tea cozies created by Michaelle McLean of Flock of Tea Cosy…We thoroughly endorse her efforts to bring the traditional art of tea-drinking into the modern era.  (Lydia Lee)


I’m so struck by the simplicity of this felt design by Flock of Tea Cosy, and the color is just fantastic. I also love that their tea cozy collections are referred to as “flocks”!  (Maryanne Petrella)
Apartment Therapy

I don’t go in for flowers or chintz or cozies in the shape of chickens or rabbits. No ruffles, please.  I’m thinking maybe something like this thoroughly modern tea cozy from Flock of Tea Cosy….

Los Angeles Times

I really like these modern wool felt teapot cozies! Plop one over your teapot to keep it warm on your desk or kitchen table. The wool felt and strong colors are a nice modern update to this old-fashioned winter necessity… (Faith’s Daily Find)

The Kitchn

Michaelle McLean Flock of Tea Cosy Toronto, Canada. Certified Tea Sommelier (2010) and my intermittent tea tasting blog. In the spring of 2010 (May) I passed the exam and am now a Certified Tea Sommelier, one of the first 24 in Canada. The exam, presented by The Tea Association of Canada and George Brown College, followed graduation from GB’s 120 hour/8 course Tea Sommelier program. Now I can tell you way more than you ever wanted to know about all things tea.

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