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Great Recycle Ideas For Old Tea Pots

Why chuck those old tea pots or pitchers that have been lying around since forever, neat trinkets can be made out of them, especially if they only hav...

 

Why chuck those old tea pots or pitchers that have been lying around since forever, neat trinkets can be made out of them, especially if they only have minor damage. Tea pots that are completely shattered of course are better off being swept up into the bin. It always seemed a shame to me whenever one of my tea pots develops a crack or the spout breaks off or the shellac wore down and damaged the design. Tea pots/pitchers represent coziness and the comfort and safety one can find in a home. Considering all the joy they’ve brewed for me, seems the least I could do is find a retirement home of some sort for them.

As Indoor/Outdoor Ornament

It’s a belief that water fountains require large space. However, it is not always so, and a fountain can be small yet beautiful. In fact, you can make a teapot fountain yourself that can be decorated anywhere inside or outside your home. Logically, a teapot water fountain will require less space and time since you can make it in an hour.

You can beautify your patch of land use old tea pots/pitcher as cute alternatives to flower pots or ornaments in your garden or in your house. Depending on the kind of vegetation, you might want to drill a few holes in the bottom so any excess water can drain or you could use your old tea pot as vases for real or artificial flowers. You might want to half-bury one and stick a fairy or butterfly figuring on top to add color to a garden in winter, or just simply to make your garden look unique and inviting.

As A Coin Bank

This is an especially good retirement job for animal shaped teapots or tea tops that are relatively small. They can be pretty little keepers for all the loose pocket change that rolls around in handbags, coats and lies around counter tops. Some people like to keep rubber bands or paper clips, pins, or any loose odds and ends that you don’t know where to place. Try to place any old tea pots used for coin banks low enough so you don’t have to lift them up or handle them. Picking them up when full might completely shatter them. Try to use old teapots/pitcher with a mouth wide enough to stick your hand in.

As A Spell Component

Those who follow a pagan faith like Wicca make use of spell components to help make effective spells. You can practice magic without having to be of a particular faith or use it as party game or toasting game when you entertain. You might use an old tea pot to “brew” a wish into fruition, such as when you start a new business or relationship. Old tea pots are full of associations of good times and nourishing, comforting tea, so those associations will make the old tea pot a magnet for positive vibes.

As A Collectable

A teapot collection should not be hidden away in a closet. You should display your teapots/pitchers in a way that shows their delicate lines and beautiful patterns. The Teapots should be repaired if you choose to make them part of your interior design, but you can always hide chips or fine cracks by only showing the “good side” of that particular item. Old tea pots can blend in any room. Many teapots are like small works of art, and should be enjoyed for more then brewing tea. There are many ways to display your teapots that will highlight their charm.

Green Tea Supplements for a Flavorful Tea

 

A Variety of Choices

before you bring in the green tea supplements, get your tea making equipment set up first. It needn’t be fancy or expensive. You can boil your tea in a regular saucepan and drain the mixture with a sieve before serving. You can also use tea balls and tea strainers as an aid to transfer the liquid in and out of a tea pot or individual cup.

One of the best ways of making tea for one or two cups is with a caffettiera. This is used mainly for making coffee and is more known as a “coffee plunger”. You put the selected green tea supplements such as chopped fruit, spices or the like into the glass beaker. After steeping your mixture in boiling hot water for around ten minutes, put the plunger apparatus on top of the beaker and push down. This process traps all of the solid matter, leaving your tea free of chunks and ready to sip. For best results, use one cupped handful of fresh, roughly chopped herbs or a half a teaspoon of dried herbs for each cup of tea you are making.

Making tea with green tea supplements goes just like any other recipe. You can either follow the recipe to the letter, or use it a guideline for improvisation to suit your own personal taste. Some herbs like mint or lemon balm can be enhanced with sweeteners, while some herbs like rosemary taste better with lemon juice added instead of sugar. Some herbs may have quite a bitter taste and would need to be sweetened in order to appeal more to the palate.

Once you have mastered these steps, you can start experimenting with spices and fruits to see what flavor combinations you can come up with. You might find that you need to cut back on the sweetener as your taste buds become accustomed to herbal teas. It is also important to take note of how your body reacts to the green tea supplements in your tea for future reference. Ginger green tea, for example, tends to heat up the body very quickly which is perfect for cold, winter nights. So what are you waiting for? Make your unique blend of tea.