Teaware is our third favourite ’T’ word; losing only to ‘Tea’ and ‘Taco’.
We have a few items in our arsenal and we want to make sure you look after these (and all other tea drinking vessels) with respect.
R – E – S – P – E – C – TEA.
- We like to err on the side of caution, so please keep everything out of reach of children.
- Not everything is dishwasher safe. In fact, the majority of teaware isn’t. Hand wash only, this is the best way to ensure your teaware has a long and happy life.
- If your ceramic mugs chip on the rim, throw them out to avoid your next sip resulting in a cut lip. Eek.
- Did you know you can clean the inside of your kettle? When small amounts of water are left in the kettle, bacteria can form from minerals in the water. Bacteria loves a moist environment. To clean, fill kettle with water and vinegar or lemon, let it sit for an hour or so, then boil the liquid, empty. Done. Clean kettle.
- Clean your thermos often. We fill these with a mixture of tea, beverages, even soup, meaning they must be cleaned after each use, don’t put them in the dishwasher. We don’t like hearing stories of a melted thermos.
- Be gentle, don’t throw things around like they’re made from steel. They’re not, and we don’t want you finding that out the hard way.
- Glass breaks. No surprises here and we hate to spell out the obvious. But glass. Does. Break. Quite easily in fact. Please be careful.
- While we’re talking about glass, don’t use metal spoons to mix your tea, they cause friction against the glass. Over time the glass becomes weak and risks shattering.
- In an effort to keep your tumbler (and tea leaves) happy, we recommend using hot, not boiling, water.
- Don’t overfill your tumbler, keep water just below the strainer. A little ‘breathing room’ between the water and rubber stopper, prevents condensation which can cause the rubber to suction close…not ideal for tea drinking.
And if you stick to those tips, you should have a long and strong relationship with your teaware.
Yours in Ideas,