I got this doll's teapot at the Le Musee de la Poupee in Paris. And the little china angel in the Passage Jouffroy, but more about that later.
Yesterday I attended the 3rd annual Tea & Coffee Festival in New York again and there was a plethora of tea pots to admire.Water heated in a samovar is wildly romantic and I want one - so much better than the microwave don't you think?I'm always mesmerized by glowing glass teapots at these events - much like looking into a crystal ball. No wonder tea leaf reading is a frequent past time in tea salons. They even had coffee bean readings at the Festival! This Harrisons and Crosfield warming pot of classic English tea makes me want to search for a cookie to dunk. Silk tea sachets asteeping...Here's an alternate way to steep your tea - Sympatea makes a spoon with the tea leaves embedded and you just pour the water on top of the spoon. From Tafu Tea you could get your own tea roasting setup! Tea accessories are so varied and beautifully shaped...And incorporate so many natural materials - bamboo, fiber, clay, reeds...And the aromas! Much like visiting a perfum shop - all the exotic fragrances.
And the Festival had a wide variety of tea-related products - here Ito En makes a cold drink of green tea with lingering hints of rose...
Suntory has a new light and fresh green tea liquer.
There were mostly teas at the Festival but espresso was well represented by Segofredo
The perfect little headscarf to wear at a tea tasting from Harshito Designs.
And finally the perfect cookie to dunk in your tea if ever there was one! And an excellent macaron of the true French order right here in New York City at Georgia's Bakery on 89th and Broadway. The pastry chef, Alia worked at the NY Fauchon for 5 years and it shows.