Making Bi Lo Chun tea

Making Bi Lo Chun tea If you are familiar with Bi Lo Chun (green snail spring) tea you know it has a wonderful, big, sweet aroma and a distinctive snail-like curl to its dried leaf shape which gives it its name. A few years ago I took an...

Extra large tea cosy

The flock's "Ribbed" style tea cosies have a wonderful puffer-fish expandability -- but it wasn't until quite a while after I designed them that I finally fully stuffed one of the Standard size and measured its circumference. Woof -- a  37" circumference!  Allowing an...

Tea Tour: Yixing tea pots

If you drink oolong tea you've probably heard of yixing clay teapots.  They are small unglazed teapots for preparing small, fresh infusions and reinfusions of oolong tea and come in a number of different natural clay colours from the region of...

Multi-coloured tea cosies

Finally had some time at the work table the other day -- more of the colourful "Ribbed" cosy design in the small size. These ones are sized for a small 2-cup teapot but because the design cleverly expands like a puffer fish it can accommodate one a...

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...

Is it a gift?

If your order here at Flock of Tea Cosy is a gift -- (housewarming? Christmas, birthday? Mother's Day? Hanukka?) --  and you'd like it shipped directly to your giftee, we'd be happy to wrap it in special tissue and include a personal note from you...

Tea Tour: Brooms

During my tea tour trip to China with Tao a couple of years ago, I was entranced by the abundance of beautiful, hand-made, all-natural material brooms everywhere.  The photos aren’t necessarily great quality but the brooms are.   Each one has its...