Reasons to love felt…

It was love at first sight for me, because of its density and thickness and its vibrant colours, but a number of the reasons to love this beautiful, non-woven wool fabric are invisible.  It's a renewable resource. Sheep continually grow their wonderful woolly coats...

Not everyone got the hang of tea…

Bill Bryson tea history trivia from his book “At Home” for the modern tea and tea cozy lover. Minimalist design which updates the much-loved tradition of tea cosies and makes them for the modern home.

Summer shipping 2019

Yes, like a lot of you here in the northern hemisphere, I'm in and out of town visiting the lake country to try and keep cool and enjoy our fleeting warmer months. Orders are shipped in and around those times.  Site-wide notices will let you know what those dates are....

MacGyvering oolong in the County

Just back from a few days down in the County where we went on a picnic down at the old Lakeshore Lodge part of the Sandbanks park. We had some wonderful Taiwan High Mountain Oolong from Bei Shan with us. Traditionally oolong is prepared in a small, clay teapot with...

Hot that pot, then on with the tea cosy…

Almost every tea culture does it -- warms the teapot (or teacup) with the boiling water before making the tea in it.  Why?  Because the room-temperature vessel will steal almost ten degrees Celsius from the hot water.  This means if you don't pre-warm your...

Tea in a Model T

Hey, it's almost summer solstice, and finally starting to feel like summer in these rainy parts. A recent afternoon laydown on a comfy, cottage divan brought me to a book on Victorian Toronto and this wonderful antique snap of an impromptu tea party.  How dashingly...

Spring is here and so is SSL…

Welcome spring!  We are so glad you're here. And welcome to Flock of Tea Cosy's newly secure website.  We've (finally) implemented SSL -- you can tell because there's now https and a green padlock icon before all our URLs.  This means your internet connection and...

New French press coffee cozy

New french press coffee cozy design You may have seen this coming but, for Fall 2018, here comes the french press coffee cozy version of our "Baseball" design.  Steeper shoulder curves, same buzzy zig-zag stitching on the dart, simple clean curved profile which looks...