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A Red Teapot – Review and Giveaway #27

I think I have discovered my ideal shop. Perhaps I should qualify that with my ideal non-food shop. I love red and I especially love red in my kitchen. Red Candy is an online shop that features mostly red home accessories including kitchen and dining ware.

When I was asked if I’d like to review one of the pieces from the site, I became quite feverish and spent an inordinate amount of time imagining my home bedecked in all things red as I hopped from one item to another. The pieces are interesting and often quirky; trying to choose only one item was very very hard. I loved the clocks and would have been happy to relieve Red Candy of several of these, but sense asserted itself: how many clocks can my kitchen take? Much as I wanted one of the clocks, I realised they didn’t really fit in with my blog so I had a rethink.

Tea, however does. Tea is a perfect accompaniment to a nice slice of chocolate cake or chocolate biscuit and has made regular appearances on my blog. Tea is my drink of preference. Not builder’s tea, very rarely any sort of black tea, but light and refreshing teas such as green and white, honeybush or my favourite, rooibos. I also drink matcha and herbal teas some of which I gather from the garden. For preference I drink loose leaf tea. I find it is generally of a higher quality than that found in tea bags and thus has a better flavour. The tea leaves can also be used a second and even third time. But, I do not like the bitterness of over brewed tea, so a way is needed of getting those tea leaves out before this happens. I’ve seen any number of infusers over the years and none have ever worked so well as a removable infuser that sits in a teapot.

So, when I came across a bright red six cup teapot with inbuilt infuser by Price & Kensington, I didn’t have to think again. Not only do I not have a large teapot, I don’t have a red one at all (well not one that is completely red anyway). The teapots on the site were many and varied, but all were red. Mine was one of the more conventional ones, but whilst I was tempted by some of the QDO designs, this, I thought, was the most practical. Having chosen, I awaited its arrival with trepidation – would it live up to my expectations, or would the infuser fall apart at first use (which has happened before) or worse still, be a hopeless pourer, spilling more tea on the table than into the cup? The pot duly arrived and I dashed off to make a pot of tea with it. I thought I’d try the last of my chocolate tea, a mixture of chocolate beans, rooibos and spices from Chash which I’ve been drinking on special occasions and this was a special occasion. The pot was big, red and shiny which in itself made me feel cheerful and put a smile on my face. The infuser, I was relieved to find was quite sturdy, of stainless steel construction and fitted nicely into the teapot whilst still allowing the lid to go on and the tea to be poured. It has its own handle for easy removal at any stage of the process. Used leaves are easily tapped out into the compost bin or out on the garden. This oh so wonderful teapot is not only a great pourer, but not a single drip has it left anywhere it shouldn’t. The spout is a slightly different shape to others I’ve seen, the tip is slightly flattened, which I guess accounts for its amazing non-drip proclivity. It now sits happily in my kitchen where it will be very well used.

I’ve just noticed that there is a sale on at Red Candy and I might be paying a visit as soon as I’ve finished writing this.

Giveaway

Red Candy have kindly offered one of these marvellous teapots to one lucky Chocolate Log Blog reader.

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  1. Leave a Reply

    Jen Harris
    24th April 2013

    english breakfast for me pls

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    Kath
    24th April 2013

    Ooh this teapot is lovely. I like the idea of the lift our infuser very much. There is a tea that a shop in these parts sell called Shropshire Brew, which you wouldn’t like but I love. It puts hairs on your chest.

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    Jane Willis
    24th April 2013

    I’ve got some Kenyan tea that I keep putting off opening because of the faff involved in using loose tea, but this clever teapot would make it faff free so i’d try that.

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    JudeVFR400
    24th April 2013

    Yorkshire tea Gold for my partner’s breakfast cuppa. For my daughter coming home after finishing her degree, some darjeeling I think. And a chocolate biscuit.

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    julsthomas
    24th April 2013

    A good strong cup of breakfast quality tea – lovely way to wake up in the morning

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    Anonymous
    25th April 2013

    Earl Grey for me please

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    dawn chapman
    25th April 2013

    Breakfast tea, but it has to be strong!

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    Anonymous
    25th April 2013

    Strong Twinnings Breakfast tea!!

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    visioneer
    25th April 2013

    Morning, we have some herbal tea, e brought back from Sri Lanka, it has sat in the cupboard since, with this teapot, we would give it a go

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    Sarah Maclean
    25th April 2013

    It would be Redbush rooibos for me!

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    Adele Leek
    25th April 2013

    I like most herb teas – but my first would be peppernint

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    Gary Topley
    25th April 2013

    English Breakfast for me x

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    stacey green
    25th April 2013

    a Whittards red berry tisane would seriously do the trick!

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    Anonymous
    25th April 2013

    A really strong pot of English Breakfast Tea.

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    Anonymous
    25th April 2013

    English Breakfast please!

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    Anonymous
    25th April 2013

    any as long as its strong and sweet

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    Anonymous
    25th April 2013

    English Breakfast tea for breakfast for me and my husband.

    Hazel Rae – @beachrambler

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    Cupcaker
    25th April 2013

    Tesco’s own blend, not a fussy cuppa woman, just a nice refreshing brew

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    Debbie Hercock
    25th April 2013

    I would get myself a nice fruity rooibos tea, preferably strawberry. Tea just tastes better brewed in a teapot.

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    Susan Freeman
    28th April 2013

    medium to strong cup of tea and a digestive biscuit

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    Isabel
    28th April 2013

    I have a cinnamon tea I haven’t tried yet. I am scared it wont taste as good as it smells.

    @yyesidolikecake

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    Christian Halfmann
    28th April 2013

    It’s good to have a nice and reliably tea pot. I have several teapots, but I have to attach an extra drip-guard – if that’s the right word. That teapot seems to be a very useful one. Enjoy it!

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    Joan
    28th April 2013

    I like all kinds of tea, hot and cold. I think I’d make some chai first.

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    Susan Naylor
    28th April 2013

    What a lovely cheerful looking teapot, I am afraid I’d lower the tone by using it to brew up my PG Tips!

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    Holly Detre
    28th April 2013

    English breakfast tea.

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    Kerry Locke
    29th April 2013

    My new garden has lots of lovely young nettle buds .. so a nice nettle tea would go down well!

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    Tracey Morton
    1st May 2013

    It would have to be Yorkshire tea. My Favourite!

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    Anonymous
    3rd May 2013

    Lemon and ginger – first thing in the morning

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    Anonymous
    3rd May 2013

    IT WOULD HAVE TO BE TRADITIONAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST FOR ME!
    MARY HEALD

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    Lisa Day
    4th May 2013

    I would have a nice cup of Twinnings every day tea.

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    tamsin dean
    4th May 2013

    English breakfast always wins

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    Patricia Owen
    4th May 2013

    Earl Grey because I’d share with my daughter and it’s the tea she insists on πŸ™‚

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    Oh Emma.
    6th May 2013

    Coconut black tea – there’s a wonderful little place in Oxford that sells it, and I feel rotten trying to cram it into a diffuser when it deserves so much better!

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    Kayley
    12th May 2013

    I’d make a mixture of Strawberry Lemonade & Blueberry Bliss tea from Teavana.

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    Anne
    13th May 2013

    Loads of English Breakfast tea- can’t get enough of it.

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    Arabella
    13th May 2013

    I have some lovely large leaf Darjeeling which needs a big pot to swirl around in πŸ™‚

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    veronica still
    14th May 2013

    Always wanted one of theses teapot I love my PG Tips Tea

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    Anonymous
    16th May 2013

    some loose leaf green tea from china

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      Choclette
      17th May 2013

      I heartily approve of that. I’m just drinking a cup of nettle and mint tea – both freshly picked from our plot and it is delicious and a beautiful green colour to boot.

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    Gabrielle Svensson
    17th May 2013

    It would be a cup of Earl Grey Tea

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    Nathan Webb
    17th May 2013

    might try getting some fresh nettle from the garden beings as it has an infuser?

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      Choclette
      17th May 2013

      Add some fresh mint to the nettle if you can, it’s makes for a very refreshing brew.

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    maddogs
    17th May 2013

    Twinings English Breakfast on the patio (because we must get at least one sunny morning this summer? Please.)

  42. Leave a Reply

    Rhian
    19th May 2013

    English breakfast tea, for breakfast

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    Anonymous
    19th May 2013

    Jasmine tea.

    Michelle pierce

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    Naomib1980
    20th May 2013

    Normal English Breakfast, but i would makensure i had scones and finger sandwiches too so it was more of an event x

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    Sarah Redfern
    20th May 2013

    Strawberry Rooibos Fruit Infusion for me……. perfect for a summer morning (just needing the sun)x

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    victoria
    20th May 2013

    a nice cup of chai πŸ™‚

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    Dawn
    20th May 2013

    I must confess it would be good ‘ol Tetley! I love my Tea – I probably drink far too much but it’s just too damn good to not drink another cup of it!

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    Lorraine
    20th May 2013

    it would be english tea, for breakfast, tea the best drink of the day

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    Anonymous
    21st May 2013

    Always have a cup of PG in our house first thing. Always, always made in a teapot and properly brewed. @flowerpowerlife

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    Rishona Taylor
    21st May 2013

    Would like this for my dad and would make him an Earl Grey which is his favourite! πŸ™‚

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    natalie boundy
    21st May 2013

    twinnings green tea has to be the best πŸ™‚

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    Brian Douglas
    21st May 2013

    Just love the colour red

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    Jenny Rogers
    21st May 2013

    English breakfast tea – with a biscuit.

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    Anonymous
    21st May 2013

    nice pot of tea lisa ann tebbutt

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    Anonymous
    21st May 2013

    English Breakfast tea.

    @jaizduck

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    Anonymous
    21st May 2013

    Twinning Everyday Tea – Nice & strong
    Gul

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    Janet T
    22nd May 2013

    I have scented earl grey from Atkinson’s in Lancaster. They are the best tea and coffee shop ever.

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    michelle rose
    22nd May 2013

    pg tips mostly x sometimes green tea

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    Christine O'Prey
    22nd May 2013

    Chamomile Tea πŸ™‚

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    debbie skinner
    22nd May 2013

    A well brewed first one of the day!!!

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    Cat
    22nd May 2013

    I’d make a nice cup of Tetley Decaf πŸ™‚

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