“I take pleasure in tea, appreciating it with my spirit and therefore cannot explain why.” ~ Sen Joo

Is it just me or does it seem like your cup of tea cools just way too fast?

Tea tastes so much better if it’s drunk while hot, but this time of year it’s especially hard to keep it warm long enough to enjoy.

But then, there are some times of year that cold tea is better…like during the middle of summer when it feels like a billion degrees outside. 😉

How to Keep Your Tea Warm

Well you have a couple of options…

You can drink your tea really fast or get yourself some form of cozy.

A Mug Cozy

If you just make a cup of tea at a time then there’s no reason to have a cozy any bigger than your mug is there?

There are many tutorials out there that can help you create your own, so it’s really just up to your personal style – and there’s some pretty cute patterns out there!

If you like the knit/crochet style there are a number of cute free patterns for some mug cozies over at mooglyblog.com. Check them out by clicking here.

Personally, I love the owl pattern. 😉

Here’s the thing, not everyone has the coordination for crocheting or knitting…I’m one of said people. So here’s another option for the stitched variety of mug cozy. Check out a few patterns and tutorials here that only require a needle and thread.

A Teapot Cozy

Sometimes you make a whole pot of tea because you have company…or maybe you just really like tea. Whatever the case, it can be tricky keeping the leftover tea up to temp prior to finishing it.

In that case you would need a teapot cozy – which can come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors.

Yes, you can find tons of places where you can buy them. But where’s the fun in that? Why not make it yourself and be able to express your own personal style?

Are you a knitter or crocheter? Then perhaps one of these teapot patterns would catch your eye. Or maybe even one of these patterns from Grandmother’s Pattern Book.

But again, if you’re like me and don’t have the coordination for knitting or crocheting, then you probably would rather prefer to sew one. Sewing your own teapot cozy is quite easy and uses a basic pattern. How to make it your own is by adjusting your patterns to fit your personal style and teapot. Also, don’t be afraid to go a little crazy with the design and add your own personal flair with accessories. 🙂

Here are a few YouTube videos I have found helpful:

Easy Tea Cozy for You to Sew by Debbie Shore

Tea Cozy Sewing Project by Dizzy Sew and Sew

And here’s an “instructable” on how to make a simple tea cozy that you can download:

Making a “Tea Cosy” (with pictures)

Keeping warm is important…

OK, granted, not all of us are crafty or even have the time to attempt to make one of these. So you can still go out and buy a cozy if you must. The main goal is to find something that will keep your tea warm while you’re drinking it.

What’s your style? What do you use to keep your tea warm?

Tea is made for sharing!
Jen
 

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