As I was about to brew my mid-morning cup of tea, I reached on the shelf and brought down this number. It's the oldest pot I own (from mother's collection), and the best I remember, was one of those freebies received in years past from the manufacturer when you bought their products -- in this case, McCormick tea.
Here's the bottom of the pot. Made in the U.S.A. This was when things were still made "locally" instead of in first Japan, then Taiwan and now, China.
Do you remember the days when complimentary items were given with purchases? Other examples I recall are a juice glass in a box of oatmeal; a glass or bowl in a box of laundry detergent; glassware with a gasoline purchase. And the most dreaded of all: flour packaged inside cotton print fabric, which mothers would sew into little play dresses and shorts for children. I recall wearing a few of those during the summer.
But back to teapots, because this is Thursday -- the day I want to devote to discussions about tea and tea accessories.
What is your favorite type of pot in which to brew your tea? Teapot tastes are varied; there are many eclectic pots out there and I see many of them on Pinterest. Here's a sampling of teapot tastes:
All these modern designs make my McCormick pot look like an old-fashioned relic of the past (which it is). But I like it more than any of the designs shown above.
Do you have a favorite among these shown? If I had to pick one, it would probably be the yellow bee skep